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    Passwords (XP)

    A co-worker put a password on a workbook and has forgotten what it is. Is there anyway of getting the password - or of copying the spreadsheet into a new workbook?

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    Re: Passwords (XP)

    Check out <post#=283434>post 283434</post#> and other items in the thread

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    Re: Passwords (XP)

    Hey thanks for that tip. I just found another solution as well. I saved the document as a text file - and then imported it back into an Excel spreadsheet. It gave all of the data (unformatted and without formulas, which was fine in this case).

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    Re: Passwords (XP)

    So you were able to open the file?

    That implies the password was on the worksheet or on the workbook level (Tools, protection), right?

    Those passwords are relatively easy to crack (unfortunately).

    The file-Open passwords are much more difficult.
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