+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Windows Thread, Need to open an excel passworded doc in Technical; Heya anyone know of a free program that will reset or remove the a password from an excel spreadsheet as ...
  1. #1
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,147
    Thank Post
    319
    Thanked 307 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    124

    Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Heya

    anyone know of a free program that will reset or remove the a password from an excel spreadsheet as the bursar has forgotten her password for it..

    T

  2. #2

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Open it in OpenOffice. It'll completely ignore the password and let you resave it minus said password protection.

  3. #3
    mrforgetful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,639
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    That doesn't work here Geoff.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    807
    Thank Post
    29
    Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    26

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Nor here

  5. #5

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Are you using the latest version of OpenOffice?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    807
    Thank Post
    29
    Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    26

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    2.1 here.

    Surely though, ignoring passwords would fail on the compatability thing and cause more problems.

  7. #7

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    I think it also depends on which version of MS Office the file was created with.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    807
    Thank Post
    29
    Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    26

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    2003. I think.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    110
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Here is a small excel file containing some freely available code that will figure out a password for an excel workbook/sheet. It won't tell you what the original password was, but will find one that will resolve to the same protection hash used for the document.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  10. #10

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81
    2003. I think.
    That might be it then, we're still on 2000.

  11. #11
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,147
    Thank Post
    319
    Thanked 307 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    124

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    mine was created with 2003

  12. #12
    mrforgetful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,639
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    Ah I think 200 security is a bit crap, wheras XP upwards is 'military grade'.

  13. #13


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,487
    Thank Post
    867
    Thanked 855 Times in 675 Posts
    Rep Power
    197

    Re: Need to open an excel passworded doc

    mrforgetful: it's US military grade - ok most of the time, but occasionally you get f@@ked over by friendly fire

  14. #14
    BJG
    BJG is offline
    BJG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Norwich
    Posts
    466
    Thank Post
    89
    Thanked 35 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Trying to unlock another password-protected Office doc today (Excel 2003). I've never found the perfect answer to this. Is there some decent commercial software that will do the trick, without messing around with dictionary attacks and stuff...? I don't mind paying for something that works.

  15. #15

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,040
    Thank Post
    1,894
    Thanked 2,365 Times in 1,742 Posts
    Rep Power
    831
    Software not needed. Try this suggestion from @Pottsey; it works in Office 2003! :
    Gah, Protected Word File
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 16th November 2010 at 12:50 PM.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Excel sum problem
    By wesleyw in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29th August 2009, 12:23 PM
  2. Excel Formula Help
    By DSapseid in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 7th November 2007, 05:56 PM
  3. Help!!!!!!! With Excel 2003
    By jodielynn in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th May 2007, 05:19 PM
  4. Excel IF statement maybe VB
    By danIT in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th January 2007, 01:12 PM
  5. RANDBETWEEN in MS Excel
    By woody in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14th February 2006, 02:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •