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    Breaking password protection

    I somehow messed up my password for a personal file and now I cannot get back into the file. I've read somewhere that you can get around the password in a protected file. Does anybody know how to do that so I can save myself a ton of time? Thanks!

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    Discussions about breaking passwords is not permitted in the forum. You can certainly use Google to find ways to get back into your workbook, though.

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    Good morning attawadc

    Discussions about breaking passwords is not permitted in the forum.
    It is permitted.

    Are you referring to the password to open a workbook? If so, then you may have to buy the software to do this. There is a free one available here, which works fine but works by brute force so can be slow, but it can be good if you've got a vague idea of what the password was.

    http://www.download.com/Free-Word-Ex...-10249516.html

    Otherwise see here for a few suggestions :
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/password.htm
    http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/usertips/tip057.htm

    A Google search will turn up plenty of others.

    HTH

    DominicB
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