PPSX Password Recovery

3 Easy Ways to Unlock Password Protected PPSX

January 25, 2017 10:12 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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"I am used to locking all my office files after editing them. The other day, I was trying to open my PowerPoint Presentation in the meeting but the password is not correct. Who can tell me how to crack password of PPSX file?"
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PPSX file is a PowerPoint slideshow file. It supported in PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Many people used to lock their PPSX files with password to keep it secure. However, sometimes they may forget the password and cannot open it, which causes much inconvenience. PPSX password recovery is not a difficult process, just follow this post to crack the passcode locked PPSX files with ease.

Way 1: Remove Password from PPSX File with Modify Password

Actually this is pretty easy, you can use "Mark as Final" feature in Microsoft PowerPoint to crack PPSX password. Here are the detailed steps:

  • Open the password protected file in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click File, Info in the left panel.
  • Now click Protect Presentation and select "Mark as Final" option.
  • Press Control + S to save the presentation without password protection
  • mark as final

Note: After clicking mark as final, the file will turn to a read only file, and cannot edit any more. If you still need to edit, open the file and click "Edit Anyway".

Way 2: Unlock Password Protected PPSX without Knowing Password

  • Rename the presentation and change the file extension from PPSX to ZIP.
  • change ppsx to zip
  • Open the ZIP file and find the .xml file under the folder
  • choose xml file
  • Extract the presentation.xml file from the ZIP file, and then open it in a text editor. find the tag highlighted and delete the part starts with:
  • Save the file and then put it in the ZIP file to replace the old one.
  • Now rename the ZIP file to PPSX format and open PowerPoint.
  • rename zip

Way 3: Recover PPSX Password with PowerPoint Password Recovery

If you forgot the password and have no clue of it, it will be pretty difficult to unlock the encrypted file. Luckily, with SmartKey PowerPoint Password Recovery, you gain instant access to encrypted PowerPoint files by recovering PPSX password. Download the program and then go through the following steps to get back your lost password quickly.

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  • Run the software and click "Add" to select the target PPSX file in your computer.
  • import encryption file
  • Now you'll need to select an attack type from the 3 types. If you can't recall any clue at all, Brute-force Attack is usually recommended. If you still remember something, choose other options and define the settings.
  • define settings
  • Click "Start" button to start recovery password for PPSX file. Within seconds, the password will be presented in the box.
  •  recovered password

Additional Tip: Convert PPSX to PPT

Run PowerPoint and click File > Open to browse PPSX files in your computer. Now you can edit or jump to any slide. After that, click File > Save as and choose PPT as the output format.

Now you have got 3 easy methods for PPSX password recovery. If you want to know how to unlock password for Excel, Word and other files, you can leave us messages below.

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