Protect your Outlook Data File with a Password

Passwords have become the sole solution to maintain your privacy, at least from those prying users who share your system. Privacy is in everything, including work. Emails from clients and important confidential details relating to your team art some of the data that you want to protect. Your Outlook account makes work-life convenient, but if you want to keep your details under cover, read on. Here is a set of simple steps to ensure your Outlook files are not leaked out.

A word of caution: If you forget the password you set to protect your Outlook data file or account, it cannot be traced again. Microsoft does not promise to retrieve your lost password once set. Therefore, it is recommended that you store it elsewhere for a rainy day.


How to Password Protect my Outlook Data File?

  • In your Outlook Account window, click on File option, located at the top-left corner of the page
  • Select Account Settings. From the drop-down menu, select Account Settings
  • .A window will appear that contains a line of tabs placed at the top. Select the Data Files option
  • Choose Settings. Select Change Password.
  • If you have a password already set, type it in the Old Password blank space
  • If not, proceed and type in your new password in the New Password and Verify Password blank spaces. Make sure that your password is only 15 or less in characters
  • Click on OK. Your Outlook Data File is now password-protected.


Now that you have password-protected your Outlook Data File, you can be assured that your work details are safe from unwanted visitors to your system.

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