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How to Remove Password from Excel - Step by Step Guide

If you've ever forgotten a password for an important Excel document, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, there are a few ways to remove password protection from an Excel document. In this article, we'll show you how to remove a password from Excel step by step.

Method 1: Unprotecting an Excel Sheet with the Password

If you know the password for the sheet, removing protection is a simple process:

  1. Open the document in Excel.
  2. Click the Review tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click Unprotect Sheet in the Changes group.
  4. Enter the password when prompted and click OK.

The sheet will now be unprotected, and you'll be able to make changes to it.

Method 2: Unprotecting an Excel Sheet with the Workbook

If you don't know the password for the sheet, you can try unprotecting the workbook:

  1. Open the document in Excel.
  2. Click the File tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click Info in the left sidebar.
  4. Click Protect Workbook in the Changes group.
  5. Click Stop Protection.

The workbook will now be unprotected, and you'll be able to make changes to it.

Method 3: Unprotecting an Excel Sheet with a Macro

If you don't know the password for the sheet and you can't unprotect the workbook, you can try using a macro:

  1. Open the document in Excel.
  2. Click the Developer tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click Visual Basic in the Code group.
  4. Click Insert > Module.
  5. Paste the following code into the module:

Sub RemovePassword() ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="password" End Sub

Replace "password" with the actual password for the sheet.6. Press F5 to run the macro.

The sheet will now be unprotected, and you'll be able to make changes to it.

Method 4: Unprotecting an Excel Sheet with a Third-Party Tool

If you don't know the password for the sheet and you can't unprotect the workbook or use a macro, you can try using a third-party tool:

  1. Download and install a password recovery tool.
  2. Open the document in the tool.
  3. Select the Brute-Force or Dictionary attack type.
  4. Click Start.

The password will be displayed when it's found.The sheet will now be unprotected, and you'll be able to make changes to it.

Conclusion

In this article, we've shown you four different ways to remove password protection from an Excel document. If you know the password, you can simply unprotect the sheet. If you don't know the password, you can try unprotecting the workbook, using a macro, or using a third-party tool.