"Help! I'm trying to open an Excel 2011 spreadsheet on a Mac, but I've forgotten the password! Would appreciate any advice..."
Forgetting password for your Excel spreadsheet is painful especially when you have important data on it and in a hurry to use it. In this article we share 2 common used ways for you to recover password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac.
Method 1: Using Keychain Access to Recover Password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac Free
On Mac, the Keychain Access stores passwords for many of the applications on your computer, including Excel. Follow steps below to find your lost password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac.
Launch the Keychain Access program. Double-click the "Applications" folder, then the "Utilities" folder, then the "Keychain Access" icon.
Click on "Passwords" in the left column of the Keychain Access program's main screen. Click the "Name" column at the top left of the Keychain Access to sort the list by name. Double-click "Excel" to launch the information window.
Check the "Show password" check box at the lower left corner of the window. Enter the administrator password into the "Password" field and click the "Allow" button. Now you can see your lost password listed next to the "Show password" check box.
Method 2: Recover Password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac with Office Password Recovery
if you can't find your lost password in keychain, another way to get your spreadsheet password is using professional Office password recovery software. Here I recommend Smartkey Excel Password Recovery, which can quickly recover lost Excel password with powerful brute force attacks.
Note: Excel Password Recovery is a Windows version. You must copy and paste your locked file into a Windows PC.
Download and install Smartkey Excel Password Recovery on a Windows PC.
Run this software after installing. Smartkey Excel Password Recovery offers you 2 options that you can either recover or remove the password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac.
If you selected "Excel Password Recovery" , click "Browse" to import the locked Excel spreadsheet and choose a password attack type you want. Finally click "Recover" to start to recover the lost protected password for your Excel file.
If you choose "Excel Password Remover", load password protected Excel spreadsheet by clicking "Browse". Click or tap on "Remove" button to unlock your Excel file.
That's all for how to recover password for Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Hoping our sharing will do some helps to you.