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Old January 17th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Grey
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I have set a file password on the excel file. Unfortunately, I have forgotten it. Is there any way to know the password or disable this function

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Old January 17th, 2004, 02:14 AM
Norman Harker
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Hi Grey!


For worksheet passwords see:

http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/removepwords.html



The following sites advertise ability to recover, amongst other
things, Excel file passwords. These passwords are imposed when saving
Excel files and are not to be confused with *internal* passwords on
sheets and workbook structure.

http://www.intertek.org.uk/
Excel Workbook recovery. Demo version up to 2 characters free. Full
version for $5 advertises ability to recover any password.
Elcomsoft Advanced Office XP Password Recovery
http://www.elcomsoft.com/aoxppr.html
Unregistered (trial) version can be used during 30 days after
installation (although it doesn't expire, actually) and has some
limitations. They have programs for earlier versions. Cost of license
$30. Reported to take a long time but worked in finding a 12 character
lower case password. Like most brute force approaches the fastest CPU
speed computer available should be used.
Lostpassword.Com
http://www.lostpassword.com/excel.htm
All versions of MS Excel are supported (including Excel 2002) $45.
Download demo version covers 2 character passwords and works but not
much use. The
licensed version covers passwords up to 9 characters. They do have a
4-7 day guaranteed decryption service for a fee! Reported to work
quickly with Excel 2000.
AccentSoft Excel password recovery
http://www.denglad.com/en/excel.shtml
Free trial version for up to 4 characters. Covers Excel 97 - XP.
License $25
Soft4You
http://www.soft4you.com/excel/default.asp
Downloadable free trial up to 3 characters. Covers Excel 4.0 to XP.
Workbook Version License $35 Workbook + VBA License $49. They also
have a guaranteed
password recovery service done on a per document basis.
Discount Password Recovery
http://www.discountpasswordrecovery.com/
Operates on a per document basis. 8+ characters can take 7-15 days and
costs $167.95


Password Find

http://www.password-find.com/

Advertise ability to open Excel files $25-00 per file guaranteed
return within 3 days. Provides links for buying:



1. Ultimate ZIP Cracker V 7.0

$50-00 for the software. No reports back.

2.Guaranteed Excel 97/2000 Decryptor (GuaExcel, 1-client, Windows)

$30-00 for the software. No Reports back.

3. Advanced VBA Password Recovery (pro)

$70 for the software but see above for direct link that¡¦s cheaper.



John Walkenbach reports the following additional ones on his site:

These vendors sell password recovery software.

AccessData

http://www.accessdata.com/

Crak Software

http://www.crak.com/

Erlandsen Data Consulting

http://www.erlandsendata.no/english/downloads/tools.htm

Excel Password Remover (free)

Moved to:

http://www.straxx.com/excel/password.html

Password Crackers Inc.

http://www.pwcrack.com/index.shtml

PWD Service

http://www.pwdservice.com/



If (and when) you have success or failure with any the above, please
post back to the newsgroup as it helps others to see that these things
work or not.


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Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
Sydney, Australia

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"Grey" wrote in message
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I have set a file password on the excel file. Unfortunately, I have
forgotten it. Is there any way to know the password or disable this
function

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Old January 19th, 2004, 12:57 AM
Ron
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-----Original Message-----
I have set a file password on the excel file.

Unfortunately, I have forgotten it. Is there any way to
know the password or disable this function

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Try this link:
http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/links/pword.htm
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Old January 20th, 2004, 09:25 AM
gilbert
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Default forget excel password

Anybody try to use password.xla to unprotect the worksheet opened using
Excel 2003? I tried to use it but seem not working well....it will
still run but the workbook / worksheet is protected...please help coz
sometime I will use this password.xla to unprotect worksheet just to
learn more...that's it...not unethical act...just for my personal use
only.


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Old January 20th, 2004, 09:41 AM
Norman Harker
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Hi Gilbert!

See:
http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/removepwords.html

JE has a workbook containing code that will do what you want.

Open the workbook. Open the protected workbook.
Tools Macro Macros
Select the macro
Run

Covers Excel 97 through to 2003
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I have set a file password on the excel file. Unfortunately, I have forgotten it. Is there any way to know the password or disable this function

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For modern Excel (xlsx files), use programs with GPU acceleration (plus a positional mask and/or dictionary mutation). For compatible Excel files (.xls files), use guaranteed decryption without a password.
 




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