Create Password for PST: Makes your Outlook PST Protected!

Are you thinking to make your Outlook PST files more secure?
Do you know how to assign the passwords on your important outlook PST files?
Have you ever set the passwords on outlook PST files?
Want to know the right way to creating Password on Outlook PST?

Passwords are nothing but a set/sequence of characters that included numbers, alphabets and sometimes special characters. We use password to safe our files, directories or computer systems. Passwords are like a key of a lock and if you do not have that special key, you are not eligible to access the password protected document. The same is applicable in the case of Microsoft Outlook PST files as there is an option to protect the PST files using Passwords. If you assign password on a PST file then no one access that file without entering the same password.

In Microsoft outlook you can easily create Password for PST. You can assign passwords on archive PST files too. To create a password for PST file you need to follow these steps:

  • Select Go > Folder List from the menu.
  • Click on the Root Item of desired PST file using right mouse button.
  • Select properties fo frrom the menu.
  • Click on Advanced
  • Click on Change Password
  • Enter the desired password in both the new password and Verify Password
  • If a password was already set on the PST file then you also need to enter the old password to the old password field.
  • If you are entering the password on an unprotected file then leave the old password field blank.
  • If you want to remove the password from a PST file then enter the old password and leave the new password and verify password field blank.
  • Click on OK
  • Click on OK again.

This way you can assign a new password, change an existing password and remove the password from the PST file. My suggestion for you is to use strong passwords that will be a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you don't have to write on somewhere else. Password managers are also helpful for people who use many password for different documents.