Unprotect an Excel Sheet without Password

How to Unprotect an Excel 2013/2007 Worksheet or Workbook

May 13, 2016 10:32 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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Wondering how to unprotect workbook in excel 2007? Here is the answer. This article aims to tell you how to unprotect an excel sheet/workbook without password 2007/2010/2013.

Setting a password for an excel workbook can help prevent other people from opening or modifying your workbooks. These built-in protection features in Microsoft Office bring great convenience to authorize who can view or modify the contents of your workbook. At times, you may need to remove the password of a workbook to access rights to all reviewers. Here are the steps of removing password of a excel workbook 2007/2013.

Part 1: Remove Password When You Know the Password
Part 2: Unlock Password Protected Excel File When Password Forgotten

Part 1: Remove Password When You Know the Password

If you know the password, just follow the below simple steps to remove password of a workbook in excel 2007/2010/2013.

  • Open Microsoft Excel workbook that you want to get rid of the password protection.
  • Click the office button on the top left corner.
  • Tap "Save As" option.
  • In the "Save as" dialog box, click "Tools" button and choose "General Options" in the drop-down options.
  • In the "Password to open" box, delete the existing password and click OK button.
Note: If you do not rename the file, please click "Yes" to replace the existing workbook.

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Part 2: Unlock Password Protected Excel File When Password Forgotten

If you do not remember the password, that can be a disaster. You'll lose all contents in the spreadsheet. Fortunately, there is third-party password remover tool for Excel/Word/PowerPoint. Password Recovery Bundle is one of the best comprehensive password recovery software which integrates 22 different crack tools to recover password for Windows, Office documents, Outlook, RAR/WinRAR, ZIP, PDF, and more. Install this program to your PC (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista) and start recovering the lost password for your Excel workbook.

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Steps of Unprotecting an Excel Sheet without Knowing Password

Step 1. Open Password Recovery Bundle and choose "Recover File Password" on the main interface. This function aims to recover password for Word, Excel, PPT, PST, PDF, RAR and ZIP.

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Step 2. Select "Excel Password Recovery" in the next screen.

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Step 3. Click "Open" and locate your password lost Excel file.

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Step 4. Choose a password recovery mode.

  • 100% instant document decryption: this mode encrypt an excel sheet with online password remove service that can access to documents without any password within minutes.
  • Recover the password: a traditional way to crack a forgotten password. It provides three attack methods so that you can choose a suitable one.

Click Next button once you confirm a recovery mode.

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Step 5. Press "Decrypt document" to start cracking the password. After that, you can open your file without needing to enter any password.

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Done! Either you know the password or not, it is not so complicated to unprotect MS excel spreadsheets (97-2013).

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