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How to unlock a forgotten Excel xls password

Have you ever forgotten your Excel password for a workbook or sheet and then had a sinking face? Or has your workmate left your office and he(she) forgot to unlock an Excel workbook with a password set on it? What’s worse, you could not contact your former colleague. If you’re stuck with an XLS file with a password that you need to unlock or crack. What should you do?
Indeed, the protection feature of Microsoft Excel that allows users to lock a workbook or sheet with a password. When the Excel workbook/sheet is protected with a password, any user attempt to edit data shows an error message.

It was truly very often for us to meet the password problem. So when we forgot our secure excel password. Don’t feel confused. Actually there are a lot of methods available to recover or unlock the Excel password. But most of them are designed for PC experts, not common PC users, those solutions are too complicated to get it work for us. And in this article, I will show you a professional Excel Password Recovery tool which could help you to unlock forgotten Excel password easily.

Excel Password Recovery 5.0 is powerful password recovery software to recover forgotten Microsoft Excel passwords, enabling you to easily view the workbooks and sheets for the information. This Excel password recovery tool supports to recover password for Excel documents of all versions through 2007. In addition to the powerful attack modes of brute-force attack, brute-force with mask attack, and smart dictionary attack, this program is super easy to use with the straightforward user interfaces.
Below is the guide of how to unlock Excel password with this software, only 5 steps are needed to recover Microsoft Excel password:
Step 1: Download the setup file of Excel Password Recovery 5.0 on the official website: http://www.recoverlostpassword.com and install it.

Step 2:open the software,Click “Open” to browse the full path of the Excel into the program,Select your file in the Open File window and click “Open“.

Step 3: On the Recovery tab, select “Brute-force Attack (Trying All Possible Combinations)“.

Step 4: Click “Start” in the Menu to initial the program.

Step 5: The program is recovering the password. Once the password is found, it’ll be displayed in the File Opening Password Box. Click “Remove All Passwords from the File” to remove both the Password to Open and Password to Edit. Click “OK“. Use the password provided to open the Excel file and view the information.

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If you have any questions of the procedure and the settings, you could visit the website: http://www.recoverlostpassword.com
If you need to crack an Windows or Office suit password, you should check out Windows Password Recovery 6.0 and Office Password Recovery 5.0 from the same company. It supports all office products including Word, Excel, Access, .etc .It also supports multilingual passwords.

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how to convert 2007 excel sheet into 2003 excel sheet


if you have excel 2007 you can save the file into excel 2003 compatibility

if you have excel 2003 need download compatibility pack from this page
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
install it and success!

Feb 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what is exel sheet extension in office 2010 ?


Excel Workbook

.xlsx

The default Excel file format. Cannot store VBA macro code or Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0).

Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook

.xlsm

Uses the same basic XML format as the Excel Workbook, but can store VBA macro code. Users saving an Excel workbook that has VBA code or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0) are prompted to use this file format.

Excel Template

.xltx

The default file format for an Excel template. Cannot store VBA macro code or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0).

Excel Macro-Enabled Template

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Can contain a VBAProject part or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0). Workbooks created from this template inherit the VBAProject part or Excel 4.0 macro sheets that exist in the template.

Excel Add-In

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A supplemental program that runs additional code. Excel add-ins use the Open XML file format to store data, and they support using VBA projects and Excel 4.0 macro sheets.

Feb 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password to open Excel sheet


If you mean that you can open the Workbook and read the Worksheet - then all you have to do is select all and paste it to another Worksheet. This will allow for changes of formulas etc.

If you mean the whole Workbook - then I dunno.

In future, either use the same password for everything (easy to remember) or Protect the work with nothing entered into the password field (leave this blank). This last will protect the work from people who try to guess your password, but will be easy for you to remember - eg every password is left blank.

If you must use unique passwords, then keep a record of them somewhere other than on your computer.

Sorry I can't help with the "Workbook" solution - but somebody else out ther may be able to do so.

Apr 25, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Excel password is protected....... but not i don't know that password,,,,,,, so password are remove if i see that password


Excel Password Remover 2008

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Have you ever forgotten your Excel workbook or sheet password?
Here you can download a FREE Excel add-in that removes/cracks sheet and workbook password protection in Excel®.
NB! This program can't remove file protection, i.e. if you are unable to open the file, this program won't help you. You could try Excel Key to remove file protection. If you need to crack the VBA-password try this one.
This Excel add-in (password.xla) works fine in Excel 5.0 and above (including Excel 2000, XP and 2003).
This program will remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.
Download here: password

Feb 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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