Convert Password Protected Outlook PST file

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 13th, 2024 • 4 Min Read

Protecting a data file with a password is the smallest way to give safety for information. Microsoft Outlook user often uses the password protection option to save their PST data file safely in local drives. It is one of the most efficient and reliable ways to save Outlook mailbox data from outsiders. The Outlook PST file also acts as a backup of your Microsoft Outlook mailbox.

Mostly use creates backup (copy of PST file) or archives their existing Outlook data items in a PST file to save it in a safe location in the local drives. But later after years, when you try to open your Outlook PST file again for some needs, there are possibilities that you lost your password. Here in this blog, you can see, how to unlock a password-protected Outlook data file (PST) and convert its data into any file format. The blog will discuss the following user queries. Go through the section to understand more about your query.

  • How to convert password-protected PST files?
  • How do I unlock a PST file?
  • Way to bypass a PST password?
  • How to transfer emails from a protected PST data file?
  • How to access data in a password-protected PST file?

Convert Password Protected Outlook Data file

Password-protected Outlook PST file gives safety to its underlying data. But it becomes difficult when users lose the password and need to access the data from it. Bypassing a PST password is not that easy using any manual solutions. But BitRecover Outlook data file converter tool allows users to load PST data files without asking for passwords. It can scan and data items in a PST file from any location or from a configured Outlook account (from default Outlook PST file location. The software then displays Outlook emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, etc. without any data loss.

It becomes an easy process for a user who wants to access data from Outlook PST which is locked by password. Follow the steps explained below to unlock a PST file easily without any password.

Download the free edition of the software version for trial. It allows users to load PST files with passwords in them without asking for any password. It read and displays data items effortlessly without any data loss.

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Steps to Bypass a PST Password and Convert Outlook Data

Step 1: Open the Outlook PST data Converter software on your Windows System. And in the first phase, it provides a brief working in steps. Click on “Next”.

Step 2: In the next window, the utility provides two options to add password-protected PST files.

  • Convert configured Outlook mailbox data
  • Load PST files using Select Files or Select Folders

Using both options, you can load your password-protected PST file. After that click on the “Next” button.

Step 3: Without asking a password for unlocking the PST, it automatically displays all email folders and other items in the application panel. Now choose the Select folders option and press the “Next” button.

Step 4: After bypassing a PST password, you can convert password-protected PST file data items into a required file format using this software. The application provides its users to select a file format to save PST data safely.

Note: The utility will never ask you for a password. You can load a protected PST file, open and read its data and also convert it into any required file format without any restrictions.

Step 5: The software provides any advanced option during conversion like a Naming option, Select separate PST per user, Split PST, Ignore system folders hierarchy, and storing converted messages in the same source folder (original file). Provide the destination location to save the file and click on the “Next” button.

Step 6: Once all settings are done, you can click on the “Convert” button to start the conversion of data from a password-protected PST file. When the process completes, click on the “OK button.

Note: The free demo version of the software only allows users to transfer 25 items/folder from Outlook PST mailbox. For the whole PST file conversion, you can get the full version of the application.


Final Words:

BitRecover PST Converter is the only solution to convert password-protected Outlook PST file items in various file formats. The application allows the users to load a protected Outlook data file and easily export it into different file formats like MSG, EMLX, TXT, PST, HTML, MHT, XPS, RTF, DOC, ICS, vCard, IMAP, etc. Download the free trial edition of the application to know more about the software. The trial edition allows users to bypass a PST password to transfer data from a password-protected Outlook data file.