Excel passwords

  Gary Wood 10:22 08 Aug 2007

I have an old Excel file which I password protected so it prompts for a password when it opens.

I don't know what the password is.

Does anyone know of a freeware utility that will help me to recover it? All the ones I can find on Google want hundreds of dollars before they'll tell me what the password is!

Thanks in advance,


  VoG II 10:44 08 Aug 2007
  Gary Wood 10:47 08 Aug 2007


Thanks for this. However, it's the whole Excel file that's password protected - not just a sheet. WHen I try to open the file, it immediately asks for a password.

Will this program still work?



  VoG II 10:55 08 Aug 2007

My previous link will only remove sheet protection - it won't open a password-protected workbook.

click here will almost certainly work but it isn't free. You could try the demo version before buying.

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