How to Remove Password from Excel File without Knowing Password

Copper Contributor

Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to remove a password from an Excel file without knowing the password? I have a file that is password protected and I no longer have the password, so I can't access the file. I tried a few online password removers, but they didn't work. I also tried VBA code, but that didn't work either. If anyone knows how to do this, I would really appreciate it.

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Is is an open password or permission password? Open password is much more hard to be cracked or removed as it is the entry to view an Excel file. On the contrary, you can almost remove workbook permission password instantly with VBA code or small utilities.


For one example I did last week, it took me five hours to fully recover a 8 digits password with iseepassword dr.excel program with CPU and GPU acceleration enabled. You can check the screenshot in attachment.