The pst19upg.exe Tool Doesn't Work With Unicode Format PST File of Outlook 2003

Published: 20th April 2010
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When you work on Microsoft Outlook email client or personal information manager with IMAP/POP3 accounts, sent and received mails are stored in PST (Personal Storage Table) file along with other items like Calendar and Contacts. To protect significant and confidential information in a PST file, you can set a password. However, if you do not remember the password of your PST file, you lose access of critical data in the file. In such situations, you need to Recover PST Password to access the PST file.

A few years ago, Microsoft invented a tool for upgrading the older versions of PST file to make them usable with later versions, called pst19upg.exe. This utility has a side effect that is removes the password of PST file after upgrading. This limitation of PST file upgrade tool becomes an important tool that removes the PST password.

You are required to use two programs for removing PST password. Follow the underwritten steps to remove password-

(1) Close Microsoft Outlook and create a backup copy of PST file.


(2) Run Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) on copy of the PST file and select repair.


(3) Open command prompt and type path to the pst19upg.exe and name of the PST file.


(4) After completion of the process, rename original PST file.


(5) Type pst19upg.ex -i filename.psx at command prompt and press Enter key.


(6) It creates a new PST file that is password-free.


(7) Run Inbox Repair Tool against the recovered PST file and select Repair option. Do not create backup of the file if you are prompted to do so.


(8) Open the resulted file in Microsoft Outlook application using File-> Open-> Outlook Data File menu.


This method helps you in a number of PST Password Recovery situations. However, you should remember that the pst19upg.exe utility does not work with the Unicode format PST file of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. In such circumstances, you need to use third-party password recovery tools to recover Lost PST Password.

The applications use advanced mechanisms to create a new password, which can be used to open the PST file but they may not recover the original password. These Password Recovery tools safely and easily recovers lost/forgotten PST passwords without re-indexing or modifying the original file items.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook Password Recovery is a high-end tool designed to recover lost or forgotten PST password and supports password recovery for files created in MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. This PST Password Recovery utility creates precisely six passwords, each of which is usable to access the PST. Software generated passwords can be further copied to any text-editor or word processor file.

About The Author: Mohit Mathur has passion for writing Technical articles. He is right now writing articles related to products like PST Password Recovery & Split PST File and has now become a professional writer.

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