How can I find a password protected file?

Nikita November 13, 2012

I password protected a file a few years ago and have forgotten what I named the file. I am quite sure that it was a Word file. Is there anyway I can sort through my files to find the ones that are password protected or encrypted in Word?


  1. SmartKkey Password Recovery
    December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I know a password recovery tool called SmartKey Password Recovery. Maybe you can have a try. It seems from
    Or maybe you Google Search it. Good luck.

  2. Harry Barnes
    November 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    no, sorry

  3. Boni Oloff
    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

    There are many software that can do that. But most of them using brutreforce method that can takes many times to finish. So i think you should try to remember again what the password is.

  4. Dimal Chandrasiri
    November 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I think you should search for the documents for a password protected file! other than searching the whole computer!

  5. Pwince Khan
    November 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    just scan your system with antivirus and then check the files which has been skipped due to password protection :P easy method :D

  6. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Use Passware Encryption Analyzer, it helps you to detect lots of different file types including archives, Microsoft Office documents that have been password protected but also other file types like pdf documents or Bestcrypt files.
    The free version has the limitation that it is not able to recover the passwords but that should not be necessary most of the time.

    • Douglas Mutay
      November 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Good one. Thanks for the link!

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      November 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      I'm not aware you can use something like this. Thanks!

  7. Terafall
    November 13, 2012 at 3:38 am
    • Ahmed Khalil
      November 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      good one thanks for this

  8. rohit pandey
    November 13, 2012 at 3:19 am

    1.normally password protected files are encrypted file with zip archive. so u can choose various software such as password encryption analyzer like applications.

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