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Lost Excel passwords

by ralphdig / April 27, 2006 4:54 AM PDT

I have some excel files password protected, but I lose those passwords. Sad
Is it a way to open the files with out the passwords?

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OpenOffice maybe
by crash314 / April 27, 2006 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Lost Excel passwords

I don't know if OpenOffice honours Excel passwords or not, but it's worth a shot I'd say. So long as the file isn't also encrypted, I'd say you have a fighting chance.

If not, start looking for some Office password cracking program. It could take some time if it has to use brute force cracking. In the future, you might want to pick a password you can remember a bit more readily.

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more than a fighting chance
by linkit / April 27, 2006 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: OpenOffice maybe

Unfortunately (or fortunately for some), Excel and other MS-Office passwords are not very secureat all.

Takes essentially no time at all.

That is why I use 3rd party encryption for my MS-Office files.

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Google is your friend
by linkit / April 27, 2006 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Lost Excel passwords

Google: recover excel password

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Excel password... Thanks
by ralphdig / April 27, 2006 11:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Lost Excel passwords

Thanks for your answers I download a demo witch gave the first two letters for the password and then I recall the complete word. Happy

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