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How to Convert Encrypted DOCX to DOC Document in Word

I have a Word docx document protected with password. Now I want to convert it to doc document in order to open it in all Microsoft Word especially previous versions. But I don’t know when and how docx password has lost or forgot. How can I change this docx file to doc?

As is known, before changing Word document to other file types, this document should be open in Microsoft Word. So if you intend to convert docx to doc, you have to recover Word docx password and open it, then you could save this document as doc document.

  1. Section 1: Recover Encrypted Word DOCX Document Password
  2. Section 2: Open Encrypted DOCX Document and Save as DOC Document

Section 1: Recover Encrypted Word DOCX Document Password

So many word password recovery tools have been designed to recover Word document password. However, not all of them could help to fast find encrypted word document password. For example, Word Password Genius and Office Password Genius are surely available for docx password recovery. But once the forgotten word password consists of several different kinds of characters and seems long, it would be not so high-efficiency as Office Password Genius Professional.

Now let’s see how Office Password Genius Professional recovers docx password step by step in this article.

Step 1: Get Office Password Genius Professional to install and run on your computer.

Step 2: Add encrypted word docx document into it with Open button.

add encrypted word docx document

Step 3: Brute-force is default password recovery attack. Now just set probable password range and length.

set word docx password recovery range and length

Step 4: Create iSunshare Peer installation file by clicking "Make Peer".

Once you click Make Peer button at the bottom side, a new dialog would appear for you to choose a location to save the installation file isunshare-peer.exe.

create isunshare peer installation file

Step 5: Install and run iSunshare Peer on client computers in the same LAN.

install isunshare peer on client computers

Step 6: Start running Office Password Genius Professional to recover word password.

start office password genius professional

Then iSunshare Peer will run successfully to recover work password. At the same time, you can view password recovery progress in Office Password Genius professional. The more client computers you have in the LAN, the faster the Word docx password recovery will be.

recover word docx password with isunshare peer

check word docx password recovery progress

Instantly, Word docx document password will be recovered and appear in following dialog.

recover word docx password successfully

Section 2: Open DOCX Document and Save as DOC Document

1. Copy file open password and tap Open button on "Password Recovered" dialog.

2. A dialog pops up in Microsoft Word and asks for open password for encrypted docx document.

enter password to open docx document

3. Paste docx document password in the dialog. Then click OK to open encrypted Word docx document successfully.

4. Click File > Save As in Word 2007/2010/2013/2016.

choose save as option in word

5. In Save As window, input a name in File name box for doc document, and choose "Word 97-2003 Document" as Save as type. At last click Save to store it in the location you select.

convert docx document to doc

If you have not removed Word docx password, doc document will still keep encrypted with the same password.

doc document encrypted with same docx password

How is it now? Has your password protected docx word document been converted to doc file? Besides Office Password Genius Professional, you can try Word Password Genius or Office Password Genius to recover word password. But it is worth mentioning that, if the encrypted Word document is doc file, Office Password Genius Professional would not work. At this moment, you have to recover Word doc password with Word/Office Password Genius , or remove word doc document password with Word/Office Password Remover.

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