How to password protect Microsoft Outlook 2007 Personal Folder

Steps for password protecting Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders are list below

  • Right click the personal folder and select Properties from the menu

Microsoft Outlook Personal Folder

  • Click on Advanced button in Outlook Today – Personal Folders Properties dialog box

Outlook Today Personal Folders Properties

  • The change button provides option to set new password for folders.

Change Password

  • After setting the password, and when re-launching Microsoft Outlook, you will be prompted for the password.

These simple steps would make your personal folders password protected

In Category: Office 2007, Outlook 2007, Technical

Ravi Shankar

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  • Neeraj Walia August 14, 2010, 12:59 pm


  • Devon September 9, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I only have ‘fonts’, i dont have a Advanced button.
    What must i do?

  • Rakesh Kumar April 20, 2011, 3:17 pm

    Hi this rakesh kumar

  • jaswanth May 12, 2011, 3:15 pm

    good job

  • hussain September 3, 2011, 7:29 pm

    thankss it worked 🙂

  • Rachita October 13, 2012, 6:57 pm

    Once i open properties, In General the only tabs i see are the ‘Folder size..’ & ‘Clear Offline Items’ & not ‘Advanced’

    Can someone help me out with this ?

  • Mampoi Nena September 21, 2013, 2:23 pm

    my personal folder is password protected but it is overruled when I hit cance.

  • richard January 14, 2014, 10:00 am

    i want to create a password with my personal folder
    once I open properties in General the only tab i see are the “folder size” & ” clear offline item” no “advance”
    Can someone help me out with this please

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