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Excel sheet forgotten password

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I have an old Excel file that is password protected to open, but I’ve forgotten the password. Is there any solution to get the sheet to open?

TIA

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@Tyakat730 wrote:

I have an old Excel file that is password protected to open, but I’ve forgotten the password. Is there any solution to get the sheet to open?

TIA


If you have forgotten the password to an Excel file, there are a few potential solutions that you can try in order to regain access to the sheet.

 

One option is to use a password recovery tool, which can often successfully decrypt a password-protected Excel file.

 

Another possibility is to try opening the file in a different program such as OpenOffice or Google Sheets, as these programs may be able to bypass the password protection.

 

Finally, if you know the password but it is not working for some reason, it is possible that the file has become corrupted and you will need to contact Microsoft for support.

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Thank you! I did get assistance from Nikolino
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Thanks for your help getting this resolved for me Nikolino, greatly appreciated!
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