Unlocking a Password Protected Excel Workbook

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Hello Microsoft Community Members, I hope you are all having a fantastic day!!!  I have a password protected workbook. I know what the password is but I cannot unlock it!!!.  It is really strange that it no longer works.  The file is not corrupted so that cannot be the reason.

 

Is there anyway of sorting this out?  I have years of work stored in the workbook and would be very grateful for any help!!! 

 

Thank you for your time.

1 Reply
What type of password? a password to open the file?
Silly, but what if you try on a different PC? If that works, perhaps a keyboard problem?