I do backups and have this one file, very important that is protected in Word with a password. I didn't look at my backups, till now when my computer failed. I have multiple copies of this file and I have the protection password onhand. So I should be easy to get the file back, but something strange happened.
The file was like this originally: mydoc.docx (it is protected with password)
The copy of the file on the backup drive looks like this: mydoc.xml (I assume it is the same file(?) because every time I backed it up it came out like this with the XML suffix instead of the docx suffix.
I have no idea how to use this file now since it's not a docx file. Do I open in Word and try to resave it as something? Or what? I see some things about how to crack files using XML, etc, but I don't need to crack the file, since I do have the password.
any help greatly appreciated. Bob Luhrs