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How do I Recover a Lost\Forgotten Excell Spreadsheet Password ?

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How do I Recover a Lost\Forgotten Excell Spreadsheet Password ?

rcashier03
Like the title states: How do I Recover a Lost\Forgotten Excel Spreadsheet Password ?

I had his happen an hour ago here at work and i'm too afraid to download a password cracker due to threat of virus's. Is there a simple way to do this or does a program need to be ran.

If so what is a well trusted program to remove \ reset the password?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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    techrepublic

    Then I searched and found a program that removed the protection from the the excel file.

    I don't remember what program it was and I have no recent experience with that kind of program so I will not recommend any. Do a search and try one of the available options.

    You are worried about malware, and rightly so. My recommendation is to use a virtual machine without a network connection and run the program in it. Make a snapshot before so that the VM can be easily restored to a clean state.

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    robo_dev

    The OP was from 2009.

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    GSG

    Link Spammer. I've killed 6 of these so far.

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    techrepublic

    Then I searched and found a program that removed the protection from the the excel file.

    I don't remember what program it was and I have no recent experience with that kind of program so I will not recommend any. Do a search and try one of the available options.

    You are worried about malware, and rightly so. My recommendation is to use a virtual machine without a network connection and run the program in it. Make a snapshot before so that the VM can be easily restored to a clean state.

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    robo_dev

    The OP was from 2009.

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    GSG

    Link Spammer. I've killed 6 of these so far.