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    Cracking Worksheet / Workbook Passowrds in Excel (Excel )

    Hi Lounge,

    I have a workbook that is passworded, The person that created no longer works with me and I need to get into the workbook.

    Any one know how I can crack the password?

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    Re: Cracking Worksheet / Workbook Passowrds in Excel (Excel )

    There's a free tool at Erlandsen Data Consulting. Searching Google will turn up a lot more...

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    Re: Cracking Worksheet / Workbook Passowrds in Excel (Excel )

    If the password is long and/or complicated, you may need to look at a decryption program instead - this won't actually tell you the password, but will find the encryption key for the file. This takes less time than brute force hacking a complicated password.
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