Remove Protection from Word/PDF/Excel on Windows 10/8/7/XP

How to Remove Protection from Word/PDF/Excel on Windows 10/8/7/XP

May 20, 2016 22:01:19 / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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"The bank sends me monthly credit card statements as password-protected files, and these files are protected with a password. So I cannot open then. Is any of you know any way for me to open those files, I'll be appreciated."

Are you trying to open some files on your computer that are encrypted, but you have no idea on how to decrypt the Word/PDF/Excel on Windows? You may want to know if there is any software program available that can remove password protection from MS files on Windows? Well the answer is yes. This article will show you top 2 methods to remove encrypted files password on Windows even if you don't know the password to open it first. Below we will take Microsoft Word as example:

Method 1: Disable Protection from Files with Password
Method 2: Remove Password with Password Recovery Bundle Standard

Method 1: Disable Protection from Files with Password

If you know the password which has been used to protect document, you just need to type password, to stop protection, or remove password protection, and then document would be unprotected.

To remove password encryption from the document, open the document and enter the password in the Password box. Then click File > Info > Protect Document > Encrypt with Password. After that, delete the contents of the Password box. Click "OK", the document password protection would be removed. The newly saved document will have no password protected.

Method 2: Remove Password with Password Recovery Bundle Standard

If you don't know the password used to protect MS documents, above methods would not work. You would need an effective tool to help you remove password protection. Here I highly recommend Password Recovery Bundle Standard.

SmartKey Password Recovery Bundle Standard is the all-in-one password recovery software and best password protection removal tool. It bundles more than 22 password recovery tools which can recover or remove password protection for MS Office documents, Outlook, Archives, etc.

To remove protection from files on Windows with Password Recovery Bundle Standard, just walk through the following steps:

Part 1: Download and Install the Program

Step 1: To get started, download free demo version of SmartKey Password Recovery Bundle Standard software, or buy full version online to remove protection from files.

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Step 2: Click "SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Standard.exe" to install program on any PC.

Part 2: Remove protection from files on Windows

Password Recovery Bundle consists of four major modules, respectively are Recover File Password, Recover Email and Internet Browser Passwords, Recover Access Database Password and Reset Windows Password.

File Password Recovery Module helps you recover or remove passwords for Word, Excel, PPT, PST, PDF, RAR and ZIP. Here we take "Word Password Recovery" for example.

Step 1: In the main interface, choose "File Password Recovery" menu in the left window. Then click "File Password Recovery".

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Step 2: Click "Word Password Recovery" to recover passwords for MS Word documents.

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Step 3. Click "Open" button to import password protected Word file.

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Step 4. Select password recovery mode. There are two modes: 100% instant document decryption and Recover the password. Take "100% instant document decryption" for instance. Choose it and click "Next" to continue.

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Step 5. Click "Decrypt document" to remove the password protection. Now the password protection is successfully removed.

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Last but not least, you can have a general idea about the theory on password protection

When encrypting files and folders, Windows will use a self-generated certificate that contains keys used to encrypt and decrypt the data. When opening encrypted data as logged into the user account that generated the certificate, the decryption process is transparent and the files are opened normally.

If you would like to learn how to remove password protection from other office files, here are some guides below you can refer to:

How to remove PowerPoint password quickly
How to Remove Office Password under any Scenario
How to Recover I Forgot My Excel Workbook Password
How to Remove Word Password in MS Word 2010

Password Recovery Bundle must be the best one to remove password protection. You are more than welcome to check out this program if you desire. Click to free download the trial version.

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