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    is there a way to get rid of this?

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    currently I am using demo version of a utility, which can break password up to 5 alpha-numeric length only.

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    Is it a password to open the file? Also, is it your file?
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    Excel password protection is not very strong and there are lots of utilities to find the password. Most seem to be commercial, which is fine if you really need the data unencumbered.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    Is it a password to open the file?
    Yes, we generally protect files to modify the contents but one can view it in read only mode. This time, user set the password to open the file, which is different from the password to modify the files.

    Also, is it your file?
    Not exactly. The files is meant to share information within a workgroup.
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    Presumably the user does not remember the password? If it's just one document, there are one-off decryption services that guarantee to open the file, but they won't retrieve the password per se. Otherwise you will need software such as you have but it's not free and can take a very long time to crack a workbook open password.
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    I got one but to install this application, one will need to have the Microsoft .NET Framework installed on system. Is it worth-while to install .net framework? I hardly know anything about the .net framework utility.
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    Since presumably the program won't work without it, I would say it is worthwhile!
    An increasing number of programs these days use the framework in one version or another.
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    stuck...

    installed .Net Framework, installed the PW cracker & it took a whole day on a XP machine without any result.
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    As I said, it can take a very long time!
    You might want to try decryptum.com if it's just one file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prasad View Post
    stuck...
    You called my name?

    More seriously...

    Unless you are the owner of the workbook I'd advise caution. 'Reverse engineering' like this could get you fired.

    stuck

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