Protected sheets automatically unlocked when uploaded to Google Sheet/downloaded into phone

Copper Contributor



I encountered a problem where the protected sheets (with password) will be automatically unlocked/unprotected if the excel file is either:


1. Uploaded and viewed/downloaded via Google Sheet

2. Downloaded and viewed from my phone


I apologise if this has been addressed as I could not find a similar topic via the search function. If there is a solution to the above, please share the steps I could follow to keep the sheets protected.


Thank you and have a great day!

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Google Sheets doesn't respect Excel sheets protection. There is no way to transfer protection from one platform on another.