Wednesday, 12 September 2012

What would happen if you lost access to your Outlook PST File tomorrow?

PST (Personal Storage Table) is a file format which is used by Microsoft Software (Microsoft Exchange Client, Windows Messaging, Microsoft Outlook) to store your information. Some of the common things which PST file contain are e-mail messages, calendar, To-do list data, events etc. If your Microsoft Outlook is configured with Exchange Server then all your e-mail messages, to-do list data and events are delivered and stored in Exchange Server Mailbox. In case you are not connected to Exchange Server then all the data is stored in PST file on your local computer. Since there is a size limit on the amount of data which can be stored on Exchange Server Mailbox, so you can move items from Exchange Server Mailbox to PST file on your computer to make free space in server mailbox.

Every Outlook user wants to protect their data from unauthorized access by other people but there is no method to put start up password on Outlook. So, how to protect your Microsoft Outlook data from other people? You can do this by setting password on Outlook PST file. By protecting your PST file with password you can maintain privacy of your Outlook data. You can follow the given below steps to set password on your PST file:

1. Open Microsoft Outlook.

2. On 'Go' menu click 'Folder list'.

3. Right click on 'Personal Folders' -> click 'Properties for Personal Folders'.

4. You will see 'Outlook Today (Personal Folders) Properties'.

5. Click 'Advanced' button.

6. On clicking 'Advanced' you will see 'Personal Folders' window.

7. Click 'Change Password' button.

8. On clicking 'Change Password' you will see 'Change Password' dialog box. Enter your password two times in 'Change Password' dialog box.

9. Click 'Ok'.

Now your PST file (and hence Outlook data) is password protected and safe from unauthorized access. You should select password which can be easily recalled by you otherwise you can also lost access to important outlook data. So, you don’t have to worry even you have lost or forgot your Outlook PST Password because Stellar Phoenix Outlook Password Recovery can reset your lost password.

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