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    Password protected file (Excel 2k)

    Help!

    I've been passed a spreadsheet that's ben pasword protected. The user can't remember the password and therefore I can't open the file.

    Does anyone know how to bypass the password protection?

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    Re: Password protected file (Excel 2k)

    There are commercial pw crackers available.
    One is www.lostpasswords.com
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    Re: Password protected file (Excel 2k)

    Hi Rowan,
    There is a free addin tool at http://www.erlandsendata.no that I have found works fine for spreadsheets that are password protected to stop changes to the cells. I can send you the Zip file if you cannot find it
    If the spreadsheet has been protected with a file open password, this tool will work but can take ages, and a better tool for this, but at a cost, is a product from Elcom called Advanced Office Password Recovery. HTH
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    Re: Password protected file (Excel 2k)

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    Re: Password protected file (Excel 2k)

    Send me the file I shall crack it and send it back to you

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