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Excel I a created a spreadsheet a few years ago and protected several fields so that i could share with everyone on my sells team. now i need to change the info in some of those fields but have forgotten how to unprotect those fields/pages. How do i unlock those protected fields/pages without having to rewrite the whole spreadsheet?

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    how do i unprotect a spreadsheet. I forgot the password.

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If you remember the password, then all you need to do is select tools, unprotect worksheet and enter password

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How to recover Excel 2007 password


Microsoft Office software developers have been paying more and more attention to the means of protecting users' information, and Microsoft Excel has not been overlooked. Recent versions of the program provide users with advanced features for protecting Microsoft Excel documents against unauthorized access of the information stored in them. The methods include completely blocking access to a document, forbidding saving changes to it. Besides, some expert team even designed Excel password recovery tool to recover Excel 2007 password for those who have lost Excel password.
Set a password to open or modify Excel 2007 password
Set a password to open Excel 2007
  • 1. Click the Microsoft Office Button 3dac3a8.gif, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document
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  • 2. In the Password box, type a password, and then click OK.
  • You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.
  • 3. In the Reenter password box, type the password again, and then click OK.
  • 4. To save the password, save the file.
Set a password to modify a Excel 2007 Spreadsheet
  • In addition to setting a password to open an Excel spreadsheet, you can set a password to allow others to modify the spreadsheet.
  • 1. Click the Microsoft Office Button office.gif , click Save As, and on the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools.
  • 2. On the Tools menu, click General Options. The General Options dialog opens.
  • 3. Under File sharing, in the Password to modify box, type a password.
  • 4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password. Click OK.
  • 5. Click Save.
Remove password protection from an Excel spreadsheet
  • 1. Use the password to open the spreadsheet. (Note: If you don't know the open password, you have to recover Excel password with the third Excel password recovery tool)
  • 2. Click the Microsoft Office Button 3dac3a8.gif , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.
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  • 3. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, delete the encrypted password, and then click OK.
  • 4. Save the spreadsheet.
Recover Excel 2007 password with Excel Password Unlocker Excel Password Unlocker is a popular Excel password recovery tool that can recover Excel password from Excel 97 to Excel 2007

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How to set, modify, remove and recover Excel 2007 password?


Microsoft Office software developers have been paying more and more attention to the means of protecting users' information, and Microsoft Excel has not been overlooked. Recent versions of the program provide users with advanced features for protecting Microsoft Excel documents against unauthorized access of the information stored in them. The methods include completely blocking access to a document, forbidding saving changes to it. Besides, some expert team even designed Excel password recovery tool to recover Excel 2007 password for those who have lost Excel password.
Set a password to open or modify Excel 2007 password Set a password to open Excel 2007
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button office.gif , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document. excel-document.gif
  2. In the Password box, type a password, and then click OK. You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.
  3. In the Reenter password box, type the password again, and then click OK.
  4. To save the password, save the file.
Set a password to modify a Excel 2007 Spreadsheet In addition to setting a password to open an Excel spreadsheet, you can set a password to allow others to modify the spreadsheet.
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button office.gif , click Save As, and on the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools menu, click General Options. The General Options dialog opens.
  3. Under File sharing, in the Password to modify box, type a password.
  4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password. Click OK.
  5. Click Save.
Remove password protection from an Excel spreadsheet
  1. Use the password to open the spreadsheet. (Note: If you don't know the open password, you have to recover Excel password with the third Excel password recovery tool)
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button office.gif , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.

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  3. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, delete the encrypted password, and then click OK.
  4. Save the spreadsheet.
Recover Excel 2007 password with Excel Password Unlocker Excel Password Unlocker is a popular Excel password recovery tool that can recover Excel password from Excel 97 to Excel 2007
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I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY EXCEL FILE IN READ ONLY MODE


amjbritto,

There are two ways to do this, depending on what extent you want to protect the spreadsheet.

Windows Read-Only method:
  1. Save and Close the Excel file.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, locate the Excel file in its folder.
  3. Right-click on the file name
  4. Click on "Properties" at the bottom of the drop-down window.
  5. Check the [x] Read-Only box and [OK]
  6. * DONE *
Excel "Protect" Method:

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet that you want to protect
  2. On the top menu, select [Tools]
  3. Click [Protection] on the drop-down menu
  4. Select [Protect Workbook]
  5. Check [x]Structure and [x]Windows
  6. Enter a password if you wish, but remember it!
  7. Click [OK]
  8. Save and close the spreadsheet and test the protection.
  9. *DONE *
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Have a excel password protected file. have forget my password. help me in opening my file


How to Crack Excel Spreadsheet Passwords by Petri IT Knowledgebase Team - January 8, 2009 Often when an employee departs, they take important Excel passwords with them. This guide outlines how to use a simple Excel password recovery application to crack lost or forgotten passwords, allowing you to unlock password-encrypted Microsoft Excel documents quickly as possible.
Step 1: Download and Install the Office Password Recovery Utility To perform the following recovery steps, you'll need to grab the download of Office Password Recovery Pro, available directly here. (2.1Mb)
Once you've downloaded the program, run the install with the default options.
Step 2: Navigate to the Protected File and Begin the Recovery Process Click the Open button on the top left, navigate to the protected spreadsheet file:

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Excel spreadsheet is protected. I do not remember the password. how can i get in?


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