Passcape Outlook Password Recovery (POPR) can help you back up your Outlook email accounts.
Download from http://www.passcape.com/outlook_password_recovery and install.
Use the Automatic Mode to back up the Outlook Email Account settings from the computer that POPR is installed on.
Use the Manual Mode to recover up the Outlook Email Account settings from a dead PC or hard drive (see below)
You cannot recover the full passwords using the Demo version of the program
The demo version will show you the first three characters of the passwords and will recover the other settings for all the email accounts.
If you already know the passwords or have a good idea of what they are, POPR will still prove to be very useful.
Example of recovered account settings (passwords are shown in the paid-for version)
This is the kind of information that is recovered for each email account:
Type : POP3
Profile name : Outlook
Server : mail.calmit.org
Login : firstname.lastname@example.org
Password : sat
Account name : email@example.com
User name : Alan Lewis
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Demo version the Outlook passwords are not revealed
– only the first three characters are shown. The Demo version has no time limit.
This can be useful to jog your memory as to what the passwords are.
Recovering Outlook email accounts from a non-bootable PC or a hard drive
Use Passcape Outlook Password Recovery POPR in manual mode to will recover Outlook email account settings from NTUSER.dat.
Just plug the hard drive of the dead system into an external caddy and use the Manual option of Passcape Outlook Password Recovery to navigate to the external drive and open NTUSER.dat (in Windows XP = C:Documents and Settings<>NTUSER.dat or in Vista/Windows 7 = C:Users<>NTUSER.dat) or copy the NTUSER.dat file onto the PC on which you have installed POPR and browse to it.
Outlook Express Password Recovery works in a similar way.