Unknown Error 0×80040600 after Using pst19upg.exe

Published: 03rd March 2010
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pst19upg.exe is a common software used for PST Password Recovery which has been lost or forgotten. Originally, the tool was designed to upgrade an older version PST and enable it to work with later versions of Outlook. But the resultant file generated by the tool is free from password protection. However, experts advice not to rely on the utility when it comes to integrity of PST file. The reason is that, even this can corrupt the file, causing more issues to the user.

Following is a realistic instance that will help you comprehend such problems in more detail:

(1) A user creates an Outlook PST and enforces password protection.

(2) After some time, when he tries to unlock the file, he cannot remember the password.

(3) The user runs pst19upg.exe utility to remove the password.

(4) When he tries to open the PST file created by pst19upg.exe, Outlook shows the following error:

"An unknown error occurred error code 0×80040600"

As a result, users cannot access the file content.


Unknown Error 0×80040600 indicates corrupted PST. Use of pst19upg.exe corrupts the password-protected PST file.


You are advised to backup the PST before using pst19upg.exe utility to avoid such issues. Always use the utility on a copy of the file.

However, to deal with the existing problem, you can try to repair the corrupted PST. Microsoft Outlook installation includes a built-in utility called, Inbox Repair Tool to fix corruption in PST files. To do so, you need to enable view of hidden files and folders, and locate 'Scanpst.exe' file. Opening the file starts the Inbox Repair Tool and allows you to repair the corrupted PST.

If the file cannot be repaired and you have a backup, password-protected PST, you can use a third-party Password Recovery utility. These utilities use safe scanning procedures and proves to be a highly competent product that is used to Recover PST Password. You can use the easy to use utilities in any case when you lose or forget the PST file password. The free trials of these utilities are available on Internet.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook Password Recovery is an advanced utility that can recover lost or forgotten PST password. The software generates a series (precisely six) of PST passwords, each of which can be used to open the file. This PST Password Recovery tool supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.

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