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    Macro Password (2000)

    Does anyone know how to access macro passwords. I have been working a file that a colleague created but she has left and taken the password with her.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Macro Password (2000)

    Ouch. Erlandsen, the best freebie I know, only cracks WB Open, WB Protection & WS Protections levels, not Module Protection. You may have to buy a commercial cracker; here's a few I found via Google Search, and I'm sure there are more.

    http://www.lostpassword.com/excel.htm
    http://www.intertek.org.uk/
    http://www.ostfeld.com/accessdata_en.htm
    http://www.elcomsoft.com/prs.html
    http://www.pwcrack.com/
    http://www.iopus.com/password_recovery.htm

    Personally I would contact the former employee and ask very nicely for the password, and if they don't provide it, telling them that failure to provide the PW is equivalent to destruction of Company intellectual property, and that they may be hearing from corporate counsel. But then I can be a real <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> about some things.

    You may want to establish a rule that PW's for corporate intellectual property should be copied to the employee's supervisor or a repository in IT. I leave all mine with my assistant in case I get run over by a bus.
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    Re: Macro Password (2000)

    FWIW the Elcomsoft one doesn't actually recover the password - it simply changes it to a password that you specify. Which is:
    1. Good because it should be pretty much instantaneous.
    2. Bad - shows how secure your code is!
    Regards,
    Rory

    Microsoft MVP - Excel

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