How can I open a password-protected Excel file without the password?

Mexdisuza March 21, 2014
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How to open password protected excel file???

  1. Denis G
    March 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The answer depends on the type of the password and the format of your document. Here is a small article where different variants of your problem are considered: http://passwordexperts.com/Choosing-Excel-Password-Recovery-Tools.htm

  2. Jan F
    March 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Assuming you are intended to receive and view the Excel file my first suggestion would be to ask the person you got it from for the password.

    Other then that some options have already been listed.

  3. Hovsep A
    March 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    S1-Protection Excel Add-in: Free evaluation version
    http://www.spreadsheet1.com/s1-protection-free.html

  4. Jeff F
    March 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Hack into a protected Excel 2007 or 2010 Workbook

    Here is some software that I found that may be able to help you. Download at your own risk and please scan them with your local anti-malware solution before installing.

    Excel Password Recovery v2.0
    Excel Password Remover
    How to Remove, Crack, or Break a Forgotten Excel XLS Password
    Excel® Password Remover
    Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard
    Free Word / Excel Password Recovery

    As a last resort, password protected XLS files are vulnerable to intelligent bruteforcing and hex editing attacks. However, this can take a lot of time depending on the length of the password.