Copied PST file asking for password - but I never created one?!

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This is the strangest thing! I just loaded my new Win8 computer with my Office 2007. When I copy the PST file (4.5GB) to the new computer and point to it with Outlook, it asks for a PW and won't let me open the file? I tried moving the file, restoring it from my RAID Backup Server (instead of copying it), and even tried SCANPST, but nothing stops Outlook from asking for the password...

Q: If I had created a PW on the old computer, wouldn't it have asked me for the PW every time I opened Outlook?

I can still run Outlook on the old computer with no issues, and have not lost any data - so far. But I'm a little concerned that this one will start asking for it as well - YIKES!

Please help!
Solved! Thank you so much Diane :)

I have to confess...I have been seeing your posts on these forums forever, taking particular notice that you always seem to have the answer, and selflessly provide the solution to whomever asks. I generally search each forum whenever I have issues to find past-posts that might be similar, focusing on the replies that YOU provide...which, until now, has always solved the problem. This is the first time that I've been truly stumped and had to actually register/post my problem...for all who read this; We are in the presence of Outlook Genius! Thanks again Diane!!
You're welcome. :)
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