Monday, March 31, 2014

Fixing The Registry Key Of Outlook Express

Constantly, when Outlook Express keeps on asking for your password, you might feel frustrated and annoyed. This may be due to a damaged registry key and these kinds of Outlook Express problems can be a real headache. Users will have to do the process of editing in the registry to resolve the issue. For deleting a damaged key in Windows XP, you need to promptly follow the below mentioned steps. Also keep in mind that changing the registry keys should be done only if you are aware of the consequences that can occur if you fail to do it properly.

Steps to follow
  • Choose Start button and the Start menu will pop up on screen. From the menu, choose the Run command.
  • The Run dialog box will appear on screen. Into the field of the Run command, enter Regedit.
  • The registry editor window will appear on screen.
  • Navigate to the key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider
  • Right click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider key and choose Permissions.
  • Choose the Advanced tab available in dialog box labeled Permissions for Protected Storage System Provider. Verify that the <Username> has complete control access. Choose Replace permission entries....
  • Choose OK.
For every sub key, perform the repetition of step number 3 to step number 5. Otherwise, while trying to perform the deletion of the Protected Storage System Provider key, you may be able to see the below mentioned error message.

Registry editor could not delete the key currently selected. The key or one of its subkeys do not give you delete access.
  • Now by availing the Edit menu and choosing Delete, you can easily perform the deletion of the Protected Storage System Provider key. The exporting of a key can also be done. To do so, perform the task of Right clicking on the Protected Storage System Provider key and choose Export. By double clicking, you can easily re-import the file.
  •  While deleting, the below mentioned error message will appear on screen:
Registry editor will delete the currently selected key and all its subkeys. Do you want to continue the operation?
  • Choose the Yes button.
  • Open Outlook Express. During the verification of the mail account(s) by Outlook, re entry of the password(s) will be possible.
By following the above mentioned guidelines, Outlook Express problems can be resolved with ease. Users have to make sure that they do not alter or delete any other registry keys. If so, the system may operate improperly.

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