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How to open a password protected file

Hi , I forgot the password of one of my exel file. Please can you tell me how to open it atleast as a read only file. Regards, Ram

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Re: how to open a password protected file

The direct way is to recover or reset the password. IF you forgot Word Password, i recommend you to recover Word password with some password recovery tools, AnyPasskey Word Password Recovery is one of such tools you may have a try.

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When you password protect an Excel file, you will be asked 2 passwords. 1, a mandatory password, to open the file. The second, an optional, is the password to allow users to modify your file. If the second one is supplied, the user who opens the file but doesn't know the password can opt to view the file in Read Only instead. However, if you do not supply the 2nd password, users will not be given the chance to view the file even in Read Only.

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I have just read the article Office Password (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access) which teach us what is office password,not only Excel,but Word,Powerpoint,Access.and also tell us the way to remove/recover...

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I have been tasked by my boss to discover a password for an exel sheet but have no idea how to do it, the sheet doesnt contain any important information - in fact I think I know the password already but...

save the file (use save as) before giving a file name under option/tools use a password to protect it

if a sheet is password protected then unless u know the password u cant open it....
i am note sure of there are passwored cracks...look in google

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Excel File password

Ronn, sorry pal, you have lost the file for ever. no one can open the file now. this is one problem with password protection that you endup loosing the data that you worked hard to protect. If you go through the people asking for help on this site, you would notice that atleast 25% are the one who have lost their passwords. There is no way that you can get it.

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I have a ms word 2007 file that was protected . i forgot its password.i need to open the file. how should i do it

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Same problem!!!

Hello Ivan,

Have you tried this password recovery tool?

Please let me know if you are still having issues.

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I have forgot my excel password how do i open the sheet

Excel Password Recovery 2009

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.


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I want to remove forgotten password of my only 3 exel files

Nowadays, with the development of the technology, you are able to remove excel password so as to access your files again safely and very easily with excel password reset programs. And Excel password recovery is a popular tool that can reset Excel password from Excel 97 to Excel 2007. Meanwhile, it can open your file again without any damage or data loss at all.
To recover your password, you can follow a step-by-step guide on how to recover Excel password for 2007 edition.
Step 1:Download Excel Password Recovery and install it.
Step 2:Click Open and select the file you need.
Step 3: Choose an attack type to recover Excel 2007 password.
Step 4: Attack settings.
Step 5: Click Start on the taskbar, and when the operation finished, you will recover the lost Excel 2007 password

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There are programs you can download from the internet which open such documents, do a google search for "opening password protected word docs" Apart from that theres no Microsoft driven way to open this document

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Try this link It should help you unlock the Excel file and break the password. Good luck

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