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How to See Saved Passwords in MS Outlook 2016

This article describes how to see the saved passwords in your Microsoft Outlook client. Knowing your email password means that you'll always be able to get into your account. If you don't know it, you can find and see it out easily. To learn how to check the email password for an Outlook account and how to find Outlook PST file passwords, follow these steps.

Part 1: How to see saved email passwords in Outlook 2016

Outlook email passwords are stored in the Windows registry in an encrypted format, and Outlook allows you to view saved email passwords for POP 3 and IMAP account. What's more, with iSumsoft Outlook Email Password Refixer program, you can gain access to your passwords that saved in the Outlook client in seconds.

Option 1: See the saved email passwords in Outlook client

Step 1: Open Outlook. Go to the File tab and select Info.

Step 2: Choose Account Settings > Account Settings.

Account Settings

Step 3: On the Email tab, choose your account (profile), and then choose Repair.

Repair Email account

Note: The Repair option isn't available if you're using Outlook 2016 | 2019 to connect to an Exchange account.

Step 4: Follow the prompts in the wizard, and click Repair.

Click Repair

Step 5: In the Account Settings window, click on the eye icon to view your email password.

Show your email password

Option 2: See the Outlook Saved Email Passwords with a Third-part Tool

Step 1: Download the Outlook Email Password Refixer program and install it on your computer.

Step 2: After you've completed the download, launch the software. It will instantly display the password for email accounts. You can also click the Recover button to scan all types of email account information (such as email address, password, mail server) you have configured in MS Outlook.

retrieve email password from Outlook

Step 3: Export saved passwords.

You can right-click on your email password to copy it or click the Save button to save all your email accounts and their passwords in a Notepad file for backup purpose.

Export saved passwords

Outlook Emial Password refixer supports for POP3, IMAP, SMTP and HTTP accounts configured in MS Outlook client, including Outlook 2019 | 2016 | 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2003.

Part 2: How to See Outlook.PST File Passwords Saved in Outlook

When I try to access the PST file, Microsoft Outlook asks me for a password. I don't remember what the password is. Is there a way to check the password of the Microsoft Outlook PST file?

Outlook stores email for each account in a personal table storage (PST) file, if you forgot Outlook data file password, please follow these steps to view the password of PST file of Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Download iSumsoft Outlook Password Refixer and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Launch the program after installation. Then, click "Open" button to import the encrypted PST file you need to decrypt.

  • Click the Open button.
  • Locate to your Outlook PST file, select it.
  • Click Open to import it into the program.

import your PST file

Tip: If you have trouble finding PST file, please refer to how to look up the location of Outlook PST file.

Step 3: Select appropriate recovery type.

Something help you to choose an appropriate attack type:

Brute Force Attack: If you can't remember anything about your password at all, you are recommended to select this type. It will try all possible combinations by default, so no need to define any setting.

Select recovery type

Mask: If you can provide any clue about the forgotten password. You need to define the settings by yourself according to the possible clues about the password you could remember.

Dictionary: If you have a dictionary that is a text file listing common character combinations that you may frequently use for passwords. Click "Dictionary" > "Select Dictionary" to quickly find the password from inbuilt or customized dictionary.

Dictionary Attack

Something help you to choose an appropriate attack type: Mask and Dictionary attack.

Step 4: Click the Start button to start to continue. After the progress completed, you can use this password to access to the target or locked PST file.

Start recover PST password