I must have done something with my Excel file password

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Michael9009

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I was trying to change the password required to open one of my MS Excel workbooks and I must have done something wrong. The file is still password-protected but neither of my passwords (old and new) work any longer. So, I cannot open the workbook.

Is there a way of retrieving/resetting the password for an Excel workbook/file? I have also heard that there might be programs that could crack open the file by trying a large number of password combinations. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Michael
 

1002richards

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Michael,
Check the TSG Rules:
"Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed."

Richard.
 

Frank4d

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Breaking the password on an Excel spreadsheet is perfectly legal if the person doing it is the owner of the file, and there is legitimate software for doing it. We just can't help with passwords.
 

JohnWill

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Yes, the actual rule is:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
 
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