Why PST File is Asking for Password ? – Resolve This Issue Now

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 13th, 2024 • 5 Min Read


MS Outlook is known to be a safe and trustworthy email client due to its top-notch features. However, individuals apply passwords on Outlook PST files to avoid undesirable circumstances like data hacking, viruses, etc. Sometimes you change from one Outlook version to another and when you try to open them, PST file suddenly asking for password that you have never set. There may be scenarios too where you have forgotten password or you want to change password. But, you want to open your data file and PST file asking for password repeatedly.

Recently, we got a query from one of our clients who urged for a solution for such kind of issues:

I have Outlook 2013 PST files containing lots of my crucial emails and contacts. Recently, I copied my PST files to a new computer but when I tried to open the data files, the PST file keeps asking for password for Outlook 2013 files. This is really strange as the Outlook is asking for password for current Outlook .pst file when there is none password. I have tried to unlock it but nothing stops Outlook PST file asking for password. How can I fix this issue?
-Emily, USA

Whatsoever be the conditions, whenever one forgets password, you can use PST Unlock Wizard to fix this issue. It is a reliable software that can remove passwords from PST files. Let us see in some simple steps How one can deal with these situations.
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How to Unlock PST File Asking For Password ?

How to Fix Outlook PST File Asking For Password Error ?

Follow the steps to remove password from PST file:

Step1: Run the software and click on the “Select” tab to choose PST files for the processing.
Step2: Enable checkbox of “Remove Password” tab,
Step3: Click on the “Unlock” button and PST file unlocked successfully.
Step4: Now, Open Outlook application and go to File>>Open>>Export Option.
Step5: Open Outlook Data File and choose PST files to view the migrated folders.

Outlook 2013 PST File Asking For Password – Solve With Stepwise Procedure

MS Outlook being a popular email client-server is used to handle the Exchange Server emails. It is widely used by business owners for their email activities. Everyone needs a secured data file that can’t be accessed by any other third-party without permission. In order to secure it, individuals apply password on their file. In most cases, people forget their passwords for Outlook files and when later they try to read the data, the PST file asking for password. To overcome this situation, one can go through this simple and easy processing.

Firstly, you need to download the set-up file of this software and do its proper installation on the Windows machine. Now, Go to Select File option and click it to open the .pst files from the database.


Then, Enable the Checkbox of Remove Password tab to proceed towards the next step.


Hit on the Unlock Button to start this processing.


This ends the first phase of PST file that keeps asking for password issue. Now, your PST file is unlocked successfully.


Now, Open MS Outlook application and Go to File menu located on the Menu bar of the software.


Scroll down the File menu and click on the Open & Export option.


Thereafter, click on Open Outlook Data File option and Select .pst files and hit on the OK button.


Here, you can see in the Inbox folder of migrated PST files and folders.


That’s it! This completes the processing for PST file asking for password. Now, we will see some of the tool’s highlighted features that makes it different from other applications.

Highlighted Features of Software

Check one by one the outstanding features of this tool :-

1. The software supports all MS Outlook versions such as 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, & prior versions.
2. It provides an option to batch import PST files to solve the problem of PST file asking for password.
3. It offers a preview of the number of .pst files selected for the .PST file now asking for password.
4. This outstanding application shows a live progressive report of the entire processing.
5. Quick and easy PST password removal process that can unlock Outlook PST files password.
6. Self-explanatory GUI to operate the application for removing the current .pst file passwords.
7. It is compatible with all Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, etc.
8. The application can remove multi-lingual and encrypted PST password in a couple of seconds.

Let’s Conclude

In the above write-up, we have described in a most appropriate manner for the query “PST file asking for password”. If you want to evaluate the software, check out the free trial version of the tool. With this, you can select Outlook data files for the processing. However, once you try to unlock the selected PST files, it will ask to purchase the licensed keys of the software. Although this Outlook PST asking for a password situation can be easily overcome with this software. But, still, if you have any problems, just contact our Technical support team.

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