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How to Unlock Password Protected Office File

Office file has been locked, how to unlock it? This is one of problems we face frequently. Especially now, most of Office files could be set as password protected documents. It is no doubt that password can protect Office file on some occasion, but it can also be an obstacle for opening an Office file when forgetting its password, which makes hard to access this protected Office file. That is really an annoying thing, but here we offer some methods to help you unlock password protected Office file .

So now see detailed steps for how an Office password recovery software unlock password protected Office file .

Step 1: Get Office Password Genius or Office Password Remover.

Step 2: Install and run them on your computer.

Step 3: Click "Open" button to import locked Office file.

Attetion: The first picture below is the screen capture of Office Password Genius.

open locked office file with password genius

The picture below is the screen capture of Office Password Remover.

open locked office file with password remover

Step 4: Unlock Office file.

For Office Password Genius User:

1. Select "Type of attack" first according to Office lost password, if you don’t have any prompting messages, choose "Brute-force", otherwise "Mask", and then set parameters for the attack type you choose.

Refer to: Brute-force/Mask/Dictionary Password Recovery Attack Settings

2. Click "Start" button. Lost Office password would be found out in pop-up window.

find out locked office password

For Office Password Remover User:

Be clear that Office Password Remover could remove lost or forgotten Word or Excel password after you click Remove Password button directly.

Use Office Password Genius or Office Password Remover? Just depends on what kind of Office file you have lost password for. If your Office file is Office 2003 or earlier version, you should use Office Password Remover to remove the lost password and unlock the Office file. If you use Office 2007 or upper version, you can use Office Password Genius to recover the lost password and unlock the Office file by removing the recovered password manually.

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