Microsoft® Outlook Express 6 Keeps Asking for Password
Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is an e-mail client which is often referred to as personal information manager. It can manage store, receive and send e-mail messages. It facilitates you in managing mails even if you are offline that means you can read as well as manipulate e-mail messages even if you are offline. Later when you come online these manipulations will be automatically synchronized with the data online. It also includes news reader that facilitates you in receiving and sending news streams as well. Microsoft Outlook Express 6 holds all your personal information like contacts, e-mails, calendars, tasks and many more. Thus, Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is versatile and is used by many numbers of people. But sometimes you may come across situations where Microsoft Outlook Express 6 will be continuously ask you to provide password.
Following explains why Microsoft Outlook Express 6 keeps asking for password:
- Reason behind the issue
- Fixing the issue
- Things to be kept in mind
Reason Behind the Issue
Usually you come across the situations where Microsoft Outlook Express 6 will be continuously asking you for password even if after entering it several times. The reason for this continuous prompting is damage in the registry key and this problem will be fixed only if even the damaged registry key is fixed. Thus you need to edit the registry key in order to fix the issue.
Fixing the Issue
Initially you need to type ‘regedt32’ in the 'Run' box under 'Start' menu. Then you need to locate the ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftProtected Storage System Provider’ registry key. Next you need to right click on it and select 'Permissions' option followed by clicking on the 'Advanced Tab' of 'Protected Storage System Provider' dialog box. After making sure about Full Control Access of you need to select 'Replace permission entries………' and click on ‘Ok’. Now you can delete the Protected Storage System Provider key selecting 'Delete' option from the 'Edit' menu. Next on clicking 'Yes' the process is completed.
Things to be kept in Mind
Always make it a point to back all the registry files before making any changes in this. The registry files are very much important for the functioning of the system and so any incorrect manipulations can even lead to system crash. Thus it is strictly recommended to have backup of all the registry files and the confidential data in the system as well.
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