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How to Recover your Outlook Password

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 24, 2022
How to Recover your Outlook Password

Recovering your Outlook password is relatively easy and only takes a few minutes. Due to daily stress and the amount of things to remember, it is not surprising that we forget our email password, Wi-Fi connection etc. However, this doesn't mean that you're going to lose all your messages forever, as you can recover your password and change it for a new one. How? Very simple, read this OneHowTo article and find out how to recover your Outlook password.

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Steps to follow:


The first thing to do in order to recover your Outlook password, even if you do not remember your password, is go to the home page and enter your Outlook email address. As you don't know your password you have to click on 'Can't access your account?' to start the recovery process.

How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 1

Once inside, you'll see that Microsoft asks you what the problem is that prevents you from entering your Outlook account. You must select the first option 'I forgot my password'. Click on 'Next'.

How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 2

Now you just need to follow the steps and fill in the spaces provided. So, enter your Outlook account that you want to recover the password for, and type the specified characters. Then click on 'Next' to continue with the recovery process.

How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 3

When you created your Outlook account the service asked you to submit a phone number or an alternative address in case you needed to recover it at some point. Well, now is the time to make use of this service because Outlook will ask you to specify by what route you would like to receive the security code to retrieve your password. We will use an alternate account.

How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 4

When you've clicked that option, you will receive an instant message with a security code. Enter it in the space that now appears on the screen and press on the button you'll see below to recover your password from your Outlook account.

How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 5

Enter the code, and now you can add a new password and restore your Outlook account. Once added, tap on 'Next' and in the next window, 'Next' again. You see, this is a very simple process, you simply need to follow the steps and, of course, remember your alternate account or your telephone number you provided to recover Outlook password.

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How to Recover your Outlook Password - Step 6

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What did you think of this article?
I set up an outlook account last year.
Got Covid.
Never used it.
Can't recall password.
Can't recover because that requires me to enter old password AND EMAIL I've sent something to. There isn't any.
What now?
Peter Treacy
The problem i have is in getting the code right. I have tried variations of capittals and lower case but all attempts are rejected as incorrect. I have tried many, many times without success. Very frustrating.
Lela Toner
I need to get a new password.
i need to resert my forgotten password
Hi. I have created this account which I am unable to access. Can you please help me find this?
Evelyn Ridgely
Having trouble with signing in with my password
i need to recover my password
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how do I recover my Microsoft accoumt
Hilda Moreno Baca
how do i get back my password for my outlook
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Hilda,

Have you tried the techniques in the article?
Daniel Caruso
There's no spaces to put new info that's pertains to the account when trying to recover it.example tells me get ur styli 4LG phone I no longer have it.I'm on Motorola g7 now we sent a text to fill in last 4 of recovery number no longer have that number but here it is.and new number ? So how do I relay that info? Its OK I can't work do research reading forms then write report feedback and still no solution? realy.
Daniel caruso
Look ive tryed everything 40 times the accounts are new " no contacts" or " history to reefer to for security recovery questions and no where to enter any explanation. Left blank no good . all i get is we regrett we could not validate im the owner of then since i cant get nobody in person i cant enter any info to help me.and they send corrospondence via noreply email .'no reply possable ' then i read in a forum they tell you your password wrong intentionly so you enter secondary security level . regrett what? For my privacy ?theyed share my they even get you sign disclaimer .shure read there forums do the researtch and file ur report ( feedback)? Thats a job people get paid but there doing it intentionly? I dont rate anything till after service is rendered.i use andriod phone ur artical does not specify if or how to retrievvpasswords
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Daniel,

We're very sorry, but we are not quite sure what you are asking. Could you please clarify?
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