Recover/Reset MS Word 2011 Password on Mac

How to Recover or Remove Microsoft Word 2011 Password on Mac

Nov. 12, 2015 04:31 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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Can someone please help me open a document in Mac Microsoft Word that I password protected then forgot the password? There must be some way to do this. I have spent the last two hours online trying to find a solution but everything is made for Windows.

Word document is the most popular document making application which is a part of Microsoft Office suite. All most every organization creates their professional documents using this application. At the same time, Most of Mac Microsoft Word 2011 users would like to set password to prevent unauthorized users from opening a document or from modifying files even if they have permission to open it.

However have you ever think that you may fall a victim to your own forgetfulness if you forget the password locking your Word documents. In this case, isn't it a big question for all working professionals? No panic! This tutorial will demonstrate how to recover Microsoft Word 2011 Password on Mac. Meanwhile, we will give you more tips about Microsoft Word Password Recovery.

How to Recover Microsoft Word 2011 Password on Mac:

Step1. Open your MacBook and click search bar and type "disk utility" to open up.

disk utility

Step2. Double click on "Keychain Access" > Click "Password" >Click "Name" > Double click "Microsoft Office".

Step3. Click "Attributes" and check the box "Show Password".

Step4. Type into system administrator password in the bar. Then click OK to finish. Thus you recover Microsoft Word 2011 password on Mac successfully.

Tips1. How to Set/Protect Password for Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac:

Step1. Open the document you want to protect. Click "Word" menu and then click "Preferences".

word preferences

Step2. In this page, click "Security" of Personal Settings and click "OK".

word-preferences security

Step3. In the Password to open box, type a password and click "OK" to go to next step.

password to open

Step4. In the Confirm Password dialog box, type the password you set before again. Then click "OK" to finish.

confirm password

Tips2. How to Restore/Reset/Recover Microsoft Word 2011 Password on Windows:

This software is designed to recover the lost or forgotten password for Office document on Windows. These are by far the most common passwords in protected Words documents. The most importantly, the program won't send day contents of the document so that your privacy also can be protected.

Step1. Download and install the program. Then run it and you will see the Window shows 3 modes. Choose first mode Word Password Recovery to click.

Step2. Click "Browse" to import password-protected Word document on your computer to this program.

click browse

Step3. Select one of options to recover. Here we will briefly illustrate 3 modes as follow.

Brute-force Attack: If you can't remember anything about your password at all. It will try all possible combinations by default. Defining setting is no needed.

brute force attack

Brute-force with Mask Attack: If you can remember anything about password. Click "Settings" to define the sets such as Min Length, Max Length, Character Set etc.

brute force mask attack

Dictionary Attack: If you have a dictionary that is a text file listing character combinations such as a, ab, 123, 4, AB etc. Click "Settings" to use the default dictionary to recover.

dictionary attack

Tips3. Related Office Software to Recover Password of Files:

No matter you are a student or white collar, you are supposed to be proficient in application of office software. Of course it is inevitable to meet the situation such as forget or lost password protecting your documents. We sincerely sort out some useful tools listed below to make your life easy.

Hope this article can help you to recover Microsoft Word 2011 password on Mac. At the same time, you can learn more information about MS Word password. All of questions will be welcomed. Please leave your comments in the comment section.

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