• Outlook 2010 with personal folder .pst suddenly asking for password
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Hello EE, I have a user with a personal folder .pst in Outlook 2010 and suddenly it is prompting for a password and there was never one set so we cannot open.
How is the e-mail system set up? If it is exchange/365, it will be less hassle just creating a new profile and redownloading the .pst.
It's probably corrupted. Use the scanpst.exe tool in the Office 2010 installation folder to check the PST and run any needed repairs. scanpst.exe is usually in one of these places depending on the architecture of your OS and MS Office: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ [editline]23rd November 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=zeromancer;49164575]How is the e-mail system set up? If it is exchange/365, it will be less hassle just creating a new profile and redownloading the .pst.[/QUOTE] You might be thinking of the .ost file which is used as the offline cache in Outlook. PST files are used for personal folders and archives and aren't tied to any server.
[QUOTE=UberMensch;49169241]It's probably corrupted. Use the scanpst.exe tool in the Office 2010 installation folder to check the PST and run any needed repairs. scanpst.exe is usually in one of these places depending on the architecture of your OS and MS Office: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ [editline]23rd November 2015[/editline] You might be thinking of the .ost file which is used as the offline cache in Outlook. PST files are used for personal folders and archives and aren't tied to any server.[/QUOTE] Oh yeah, .pst are local e-mail storage and .ost is for cached exchange - considering the work I do with exchange systems, I should probably know this, durr.
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