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    Workbook Password (Excel 2003)

    I have a workbook that I protected with a password. My problem is I do not remember the password. Is there a way to get the workbook open without the password?
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    Re: Workbook Password (Excel 2003)

    You might try opening it in Open Office.

    Also see the thread starting at Password cracking (xp, 2003).

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    Re: Workbook Password (Excel 2003)

    If it's a password to actually open the workbook, then I think you will need a password breaking program, or an online decryption service. I think I still have a password breaker somewhere so if it's not hugely confidential, I can have a go at it - it would help if you can remember any part of the password or what sort of length it may be and what sort of characters it may contain.
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    Re: Workbook Password (Excel 2003)

    I was told never mind.

    It is a password to open the workbook. I have a macro for the sheet protection that seems to work well.
    The data in the workbook is confidential, salary data and the like, so I guess we will just try to recreate it from the HR data.

    Thanks to all for your help.
    Richard

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