How can I bypass a Microsoft Word file opening password protection?

Alex Shen February 27, 2011
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Okay, I have a short story which I am writing at the moment, and to stop various people (e.g. my brother) from reading it, I put the password protect thing on. I am using MS Office 2008 for Mac on my Macbook Pro 13″ (the cheaper, less powerful one).

The problem is, I seem to have forgotten my password, or just keep getting it wrong. Honestly, I am not trying to hack someone else’s files, I just really want to be able to keep writing my story. I know it may be suspicious, but it really isn’t. Honest.

Is there any way for me to recover my password or break the lock somehow?

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