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    Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    I've password protected a worbook but have forgotten what it is. Is all lost or is there a work around? Thanks.

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://edc.bizhosting.com/>Erlandsen</A> -may- be able to help.
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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by gwhitfield on 08-Feb-02 06:49.</P>Hyperlinks added

    Hmmm received a page not found so am repeating the post.
    Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.erlandsendata.no>http://www.erlandsendata.no</A> who have an Excel addin, I have used this several times to help our staff and it worked fine.
    If you prefer, contact me direct, and I can send you the zip file.
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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    JohnBF and PaulC,

    Many thanks for the link. I've downloaded the utility and it will come in very useful in the future. Looks like it could take some time to do the job, but at least it provides a solution.

    Regards

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    Hi,

    just want to help. if u still cant recover the pw for your wb, just sent your wb to me as long its not contains the pw that come with the save as-options-general, i will surely can recover your pw.cheers. sent your mail to : boymoi@yahoo.com

    ps: if it contains vba project also, i can recover the pw..

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    I have a user who has to work with a file that was password protected (within Excel 2000) by a previous employee. I was so glad to see that there was already a thread on this topic.

    I did go and download the "add-in" that you suggested. I went into Tools, Add-ins and selected it. How do I get it to work? Obviously, I can't open the file I need because of the password and I can't seem to figure out how to make the add-in look at the file.

    I appreciate any help you can provide! <img src=/S/heart.gif border=0 alt=heart width=15 height=15> (Happy Valentine's Day)

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    I'm using XL97, but this should work. You don't need to have the protected file open. In Tools, Add-Ins, make sure "EDC Tool Template" is checked; if not check and click OK. You will then have a menu item called "EDC Tools". Use the EDC Tools menu option Find Password In, A Protected Workbook ..., browse to the WB. Good luck; if the WB is protected at the Open level with a long password, it may take a LOOOOOOOONG time.
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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    Hi Loretta,
    When I installed this tool, I had a new menu heading to the right of the Help menu, this is called EDC tools. When I click on this a drop down menu gives me the option to either look at the active workbook, or a protected workbook. If I select the protected workbook option, I can then browse to the file to select the culprit..
    Do you have this EDC menu option on your menu bar? If not then perhaps the tool has not installed correctly?
    On my PC the EDC Password Tool.xla is installed in the C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeLibrary directory, can you do a search to see where yours is, or if it is on your PC.
    Let me know if these clues help you out, or if there is some other problem.
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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    Thanks to both of you for the help! I simply didn't think to look at the menu bar! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
    Boy, you weren't kidding about it taking a LOOOONG time. I've started the process and hope to have good results by Monday! <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> (The password was created by a verified schizophrenic previous employee. So, guessing isn't even appropriate on this one!) Thanks again.

    P.S. I just love having this resource available!

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    I'm curious. Have you got your password yet?

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    Re: Forgotten Password! (Excel 2000)

    No, I didn't. It seems that the systems folks decided to remotely play with our PCs over the weekend and restarted my PC. We've since decided not to worry about the information in the file - it's probably inaccurate anyway. It would probably take us longer to verify what's in the file than to simply start over from scratch!

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