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forgotten password for Word file

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by caseyjones, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. caseyjones

    caseyjones Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2005
    :( I have lost the password for an important Word (Office 2000) file I created several months ago and now need to access and print. I have been going through every possibility I can think of for days now. I wondered if there might be a way removing it by editing the registry or similar as presumably the password is stored in there somewhere, although the registry is not something I have tampered with before. Any advice or suggestions would be most welcome, thanks.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
  3. john@help

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    Jan 2, 2005
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    A quote from one of them "to open for Word 97/2000/XP requires brute-force or dictionary attack."

    Just so you know it might take a long time.
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