How many times has this happened to you: you set a password for a spreadsheet or Excel workbook and then forget about it? Or worse, the person who set the password on the spreadsheet is no longer working with you and you have the spreadsheet that you can no longer modify. What do you do? Easy, use Excel password remover.
This program does not remove passwords that are set when the spreadsheet is opened. If you are unable to open the file because it asks for a password, this program will not help you. This program is designed to remove the password set by the “Protect Worksheet” or “Protect Workbook” commands in Excel.
The free version will be able to remove these passwords for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. To remove passwords from Excel 2013 or Excel 2016, you need to purchase the PRO version, which currently costs $ 28.
Download the free version of Excel Password Remover from this link http://www.straxx.com/free-excel-password-remover-2012/. The uploaded file should look like this:
Then open a password-protected sheet or workbook. After opening the password protected sheet, click to open the password.xla add-in. You should receive a warning like this:
If you get a different message, you probably need to lower your security settings in Excel. If your current setting is High, set it to Medium. After you click Enable Macros, you will see a pop-up message that the macro has been loaded:
After you get the popup, in Excel, go to Tools and click Unprotect Workbook and Unprotect Worksheet. When your spreadsheet is not secure, a popup should appear:
That’s it, your workbook or Excel spreadsheet shouldn’t be protected now. You should be able to view and edit the contents of a spreadsheet or workbook. To learn more about how to crack Excel password, be sure to check out my previous post on my sister site.