Remove Passwords on Excel Password Protected Sheets and Workbooks

How many times has happened that you set a password on an Excel spreadsheet or workbook and then you forget about it? or worst, the person that setup the password on the spreadsheet no longer works with you, and you have a spreadsheet that can’t modify. what do you do? easy, use Excel Password Remover.

This program does not remove password set to open a spreadsheet i.e. if you are unable to open the file because it asks you for a password, this program won’t help you. this program is to remove the password to be able to modify an existing password protected workbook or spreadsheet, with that in mind let’s proceed on how to use it.

Download Excel password remover from this link http://www.straxx.com/excel/password.html the downloaded file should look like this:

Password remover

Then open your password protected sheet, or workbook. after the password protected sheet is open, click to open the password.xla add-in. you should get a warning like this:

Microsoft Office Excel Secuirty Notice

If you get a different message, probably you need to lower your security settings on your excel. If your current settings are high, set them to medium.

After you click on Enable Macros, you will get a pop-up saying the macro is loaded:

password remover loaded

After you get the pop-up, on Excel go to Tools, and click on Unprotect workbook and Unprotect sheet.

You should get a pop-up window when your spreadsheet has been unprotected:

this sheet has been unprotected

That’s it, your Excel workbook or spreadsheet should be now unprotected.

Comments [4]

  1. nidz says:

    Hi Im Nidz from Phil,

    Is there any way that I can remove the password in the excel file manually?. I mean without using password remover software.

    Thank you. hope to hear from you.

  2. Rob says:

    There are a lot of paid programs that can recover lost Excel passwords, but it seems like that's not necessary. Any other free software to hack Excel passwords?

  3. Steve says:

    The ribbons in excel 2007 don't seem to allow this. Am I missing something? Let me know if there's a similar macro that will run with 2007 edition of MS Excel.

  4. scotty says:

    hi

    once i have used the straxx application, is there any way of removing it from excel? every excel file i open from now on loads the straxx macro.

    thanks

    scotty

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