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Outlook Password Tuner FAQ

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  • What can I do with Outlook Password Tuner?
  • With Outlook Password Tuner, you are able to recover lost or forgotten password for pst file on Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/XP/2000.
  • How to speed up Outlook Password recovery process?
  • 1. Set the priority to allocate more CPU power for Outlook Password Tuner program to accelerate password recovery process.

    2. Select the appropriate attack type and configure attacking parameters.

    For example, if you still remember some part of the password, select Brute-force with Mask attack type that will be faster than the Brute-force attack only.

    If you can list all possible passwords to create a dictionary, choose the Dictionary attack type. If your password is on the dictionary, this may be the fastest way.
  • How to set Brute-force with Mask attack?
  • First, select Brute-force attack and set the password characters range. For example, if you are sure all your password characters are digits, check the option "All digits (0 - 9)", and uncheck the other options.

    set password range

    And then click on Length to set the password length. For example, if you are sure your password is 8 characters, set the Minimal password length to "1", and se the Maximal password length to "8".

    set password length

    At last, select Mask attack type to set the Start from, End at, and Mask box. For example, if your password is "coco1234", you only remember the first part is "coco", then you can set the Start from box to "coco", set the Mask box to "coco????".

    set mask setting
  • How to self-create a password dictionary?
  • List all the possible passwords to a notepad, one password a line. And then save the notepad to create a password dictionary.

    More detail, see How to create a powerful dictionary to recover forgotten password.
  • How long will it take to recover Outlook pst file password?
  • The times it will take to recover Outlook pst file password depends on the password complexity, the attack types you select, the parameters you set.

    For example, the stronger the password, the more time it will take.

    But if you select the appropriate attack type and adjust the attack settings, it will shorten much more of time.
  • Can I suspend the Outlook password recovery process?
  • Yes. If you want to pause during the Outlook password recovery process, click on Stop button.
  • Can I save the Outlook password recovery process?
  • Yes. When you click on Stop button, the program will prompt you to save the project. If want to save it, click on Yes.
  • Can I resume the Outlook password recovery process?
  • Yes. If you have save the project when you stop, then you can save it the next time start.

    If the Outlook Password Tuner program has not been closed, the password recovery process will be resumed automatically when you click on Start again.

    If the Outlook Password Tuner program has been closed, it will prompt you to resume the recovery process when you click on Start.
  • Will the Outlook Password Tuner program cause damage to my Outlook E-mail?
  • No. The Outlook Password Tuner program is designed with Read-only operations, so it won't cause any damage during all the password recovery process.
  • What is the difference between trial version and full version?
  • The Outlook Password Tuner trial version only shows the password within three characters.

    The Outlook Password Tuner full version shows all of the password characters regardless of the password length.