I Forgot My Excel Spreadsheet Password for a file

Forgot Excel 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 Spreadsheet password for a file? I forgot my Excel 2007 workbook protected password too before, here I am glad to share with you my experience how to open Excel file if password is forgotten.

Steps how do I open my password protected excel file:

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Select Excel password forgot file Launch password recovery program, click Open to select your excel password forgotten file.

recover excel password

select attack mode Choose a password Attack Mode.

hoose excel file password attack mode

There are Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary, Smart attack modes for you to choose.

If you still remember part of the password, combine the Brute-force attack mode with the Mask attack mode. It will shorten much time on the process to recover password for you if part of the password is specify.

adjust excel file passord attack settingsAdjust the attack settings according to your password situation.

. 4.1 Select Brute-force, select character range options. Click Length to specify the Minimal and Maximal password length.

specify password length

. 4.2 Select Mask, specify password on the Mask text box.

specify password symbol

For example, if your password is vodusoft, and you forgot the last four characters, you can specify the password like “vodu????”, replace the forgotten character with “?”.

start to recover excel spreadsheet file  forgot passwordClick Start to begin to recover excel spreadsheet file forgot password.

When the password is found out, it will show out for you, Copy it to Open the protect excel file with the password.

excel 2007 password recovery

I see many similar questions, like “I forgot my Excel sheet protection password, how to open a protected excel file without the password?

As a matter of fact, if you have created a password on the excel sheet, you can’t open it without password, unless you remove the password from it. However, it is difficult to remove password from Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 without knowing password.


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