How I can change my work excell password if I do not remember it?

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I have a work in Excel but I cannot add another sheet because it asked me for a password that I set up but I do not remember

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Is this a workbook or a worksheet? the password inserted with VBA code or from Excel password options?

Anyway, here are some links/Infos

Password Options

How to unprotect the excel sheet if forgot the password

Protect an Excel file

Protect a worksheet

......and additional information 

With your permission, if I may recommend, provide more information.

You'll get a quicker and more accurate answer, and those who want to help don't have to invest time guessing the problem.

What I recommend: Always inform about your Excel version, operating system, storage medium/hard drive, OneDrive, Sharepoint, etc.).

If possible, add a file (without sensitive data) and use this file to describe your project step by step, or add photos with the appropriate description.

Don't forget that not every Excel user has a clue about every job and don't forget that what you see he can't see.

In this link you will find some more information about it:

Welcome to your Excel discussion space!


Thank you for your understanding and patience



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