Outlook PST is default file format to store Outlook mailbox data. Such files are stored on the user's local system and contain user mailboxes including messages, contacts, calendar entries, etc. However, such PST files need to be safe and free from any sort of errors. In order to maintain safety and security, most of us apply password to such PST files. Using a password is a safe practise; however, it does not guarantee any safety from corruption, virus attack, or other similar situations. A PST even gets corrupt if it gets oversized. A severe corruption can lead to deletion of important emails and other data from the user mailboxes.
To overcome such situations, you can make use of the ‘Inbox Repair Tool’ of the Outlook. It is an inbuilt utility to repair corrupt PST file and restores user mailboxes including messages, attachments, notes, tasks, etc. in its original format. However, the tool might not be helpful in case of severely damaged data. In such cases, it is always better to use a professional repair software like Stellar Repair for Outlook. The software easily recovers deleted mail items from the encrypted PST files. In addition, it can also recover data from PST files that are not password protected, without causing any further damage to the data.
You need to follow the below-mentioned steps to repair a password-protected corrupt PST file.
Note: The process does not ask the password for the PST file in case it is protected, because of the fact of the tool supporting both protected and unprotected files. In fact, the newly saved PST file is also not a password protected and can be easily imported into MS Outlook.