How to change Outlook password in Outlook 2016 and retrieve lost Outlook PST password??

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  • Updated on December 15th, 2020

Synopsis: This blog post explains the methods to change Outlook password in Outlook 2016 and retrieve lost Outlook PST password.

There can be instances where you have lost or forgotten your MS Outlook password and now you want to decrypt the outlook PST password.

Or

You may have shared your Outlook password with somebody temporarily and now wish to change it again.

If you have forgotten or lost your Outlook PST password by any chance, then there is no manual method to recover it.

MS Outlook offers a feature to change the old password only if you know the old password.

Method to change Outlook password in Outlook 2016

The inbuilt feature in Outlook 2016 to change your old password when you know the password is provided in Outlook. You can follow the following steps:

  • Firstly, open the MS Outlook application >File Tab >Click Account Settings and then click Account Settings again.
  • In the newly opened dialogue box Account Settings> click the Data Files tab > Select your Outlook PST file > click on Settings.
  • A dialogue box named Outlook Data File is opened> Click on Change Password.
  • Now, create a new password for the PST file in the Change Password dialogue box and Click on OK.

So, you have created the new password which you can save for future use to login to your Outlook.

Method to retrieve lost or forgotten Outlook PST password

In many circumstances, the users forget or lose their MS Outlook password. They get the following message-

“The password you have typed is incorrect. Retype the password.”

Hence there is no inbuilt facility in outlook to retrieve lost outlook PSt password, so you need to use the MS Outlook PST Password Recovery Tool.

This utility can retrieve lost PST password without MS Outlook application.

Download the PSt password recovery tool

You can follow the following steps to decrypt Outlook PST Password:

Step 1: Start by running the Outlook password recovery program.

Steps to retrieve lost Outlook PST password in outlook 2016 and other versions of MS Outlook



Step 2: Select the PSt Files that you want to recover password for.

Steps to retrieve lost Outlook PST password in outlook 2016

Step 3: After adding PST files, you can click on File Information button to get the information about the PST file.

Steps to recover lost Outlook PST password in outlook 2016 by professional  Outlook PST Password  Recovery Tool.

Step 4: Further,you can view the details about the PST file like File size, Encryption type, File type, and Code page.

Steps to get back lost or forgotton Outlook PST password in outlook 2016 by professional  Outlook PST Password  Recovery Tool.

Step 5: Finally, click on Recover button that will show your PST file password. You can copy the password in the clipboard or save it anywhere.

Steps to decrypt lost Outlook PST password in outlook 2016 by professional  Outlook PST Password  Recovery Tool.

To Sum Up

In this post, I have explained the easy methods to change Outlook password in Outlook 2016 and retrieve lost Outlook PST password. You can make use of both the methods according to your need and requirements.

You can also read:

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