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    how to remove password excel file?

    How do I remove a security from an excel file?I used the
    tutorials to change the file name to .zip, but then when I opened the
    zip file I don't have the xl/sheet1 directory, I only have it (screen):

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    Re: how to remove password excel file?

    Breaking password security is against the forum rules so we can't help you with that.

    However zipping the file should not delete anything. What exactly did you do step by step?
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    Re: how to remove password excel file?

    The other identical thread has been closed - I think this one should be, too, as the OP is clearly asking how to get into an Excel file without knowing the password.
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    Re: how to remove password excel file?

    Hi Ali,

    That's why I said that we couldn't help with breaking the password.

    However it may be that the problem is not with Excel per se but the process he's gone through with the zipping and unzipping. It's possible there may be a simple way of reversing that. That's why I asked for further clarification.

    I don't propose closing the thread until we understand exactly what the situation is. It's unlikely that anyone will react to the password breaking aspect given these responses.

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    Re: how to remove password excel file?

    OK - your call. The other thread, as a duplicate, can remain closed.

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    Re: how to remove password excel file?

    The OP has contacted me to say that he has forgotten his password for this file. Unfortunately we only have his word that this is his file and not one he is trying to hack, which is why the forum rule is in place.

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