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Excel Password Genius User Guide

Microsoft Excel is usually used as data processing tool in our daily life and work. Especially in the modern era, it has been used often to save and deal with amounts of data. So not only for a person, but also for a company or national organization, data safety becomes severe problem.

Fortunately, we can make full use of the general way to protect data in Excel, such as Excel open password, which could prevents unwilling opening and editing. But if you forgot excel password, you would be also refused to open and edit your own excel file. So a safe excel password recovery tool is also necessary. Follow the guide below, and you would learn how to recover excel open password with iSunshare Excel Password Genius.

Tutorial: Recover Excel Password Step by Step

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch.

Check the following button to download the Excel Password Genius free trial version and install it on your computer to try it out.

excel password recovery free download

Note: Free trial one only recovers Excel password containing less than 3 or 3 characters.

Step 2: Import encrypted Microsoft Excel file.

Click the "Open" button to import Microsoft Excel file that you want to recover open password, then it will appear in the "Encrypted File".

open encrypted excel file

Step 3: Choose password attack type and make detailed settings of it.

Browse "Type of attack" and you can see four attack types for you to choose, Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart. Generally it is necessary to select one appropriate attack type to improve password recovery speed.

Tips: Password Recovery Type Settings for Office/RAR/ZIP/PDF Password Recovery

Now we will take Brute-Force with Mask as example, introducing how it works in detail.

Brute-force with Mask Attack. This is helpful if you partially remember the excel password. Then you can set a mask with the mask symbols for the part you can't remember. Compare to brute-force attack. This attack method can save more time. (Highly Recommend)

Set parameters, including Range and mask. Mask is more import than range because it's related to recovery speed.

mask attack parameters setting

Mask: You can write out the part of password you remember, and any other you have forgot can use character "?" instead one by one. For example, the original password is "abc", but you only remenber the first character is "a", all the others forgotten. You can type "a??" in the "Mask".

set mask

Now, the Brute-force with Mask attack has been set out. Other three password attack types used for password recovery can be set similarly, detailed introduce can be seen at the following links.

Step 4: Click "Start" button to recover excel open password.

After you click Start button, recovery program would begin to work until the following window pops up. That means password has been recovered successfully. You can "copy" the password and "open" Excel file from it with recovered password.

password recovered successfully

Is it easy? Try it yourself!

Don't hesitate and go ahead to download and try Excel Password Genius to easily recover Excel file password.

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