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How to Remove Password From Excel File ?

Updated on February 12, 2014

Please Recover - Excel File

How frustrating is it, when you're working on a hard project for hours, putting everything into it... and then... the monitor goes unresponsive, computer is stuck... all work is lost.. AHH !!

Well let me tell you, this has happened to me, and it happened to my brother. When I remember this, a shiver comes over my spine... how much of precious work has been lost... I bet it happened to you as well, or someone you know..

GOOD NEWS ? You don't have to be the victim of this again ! There are easy solutions, which I hope I knew back when it happened to me.

Easy Excel Document Recovery in Seconds

There are a few cases which you may stumble across while working in Excel.

You may want to remove password from Excel or maybe unlock Excel spreadsheet or recover an Excel document.

I will address them all, so you can find the suitable easy solution for you, in order to recover crashed excel file.

Excel Document Recovery in Action

So you were working on this document, then when you were going to close it, you accidentally clicked NO ?

Or maybe you PC just restarted itself, and you've lost your document.

So how do you recover it?

Well, you can recover part of it, and if you were working on it for more than 10 minutes. As Excel has an Auto Save feature built-in, which usually saves a copy of the most recent version every 10 minutes.

When you load the Excel again, you'll have on the left a windows of recovered Excel files which can be loaded.

How to Unprotect Excel

I bet it happened more than once to you.. You've put a password on an Excel, put it aside for some time and now can't edit it anymore... so frustrating.

Well after being on edge of tears myself, I've found a wonderful solution, a program which in two seconds can unlock password from Excel documents, and get you up an running again.

Click to See How to Unlock Excel Spreadsheet Now

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WD Backing Up Hard Drive

Backing Up all Files at all Times

I personally prefer an automatic, easy to use solution and it's having a backup hard drive for all cases, including Excel damaged files.

Since I've connected one, peacefulness has found me.

No matter what happens, no matter what files I delete, or even if I spill my coffee, the back up is always there.

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If you want a ready to use self help and guidance for Excel, which will be there for you anytime, anywhere, without the need to search all over the Internet, you should check these below.

Excel 2010 Bible
Excel 2010 Bible

This one book will sky rocket your knowledge in Excel to mastery, all of your friends and colleagues will be coming with questions to you.

Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies
Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

I love the Dummies books, they're easy and fun to read. They are always to the point and I'd recommend you put one beside you when having some Excel questions.

Microsoft Excel 2013  (1PC/1User) [Download]
Microsoft Excel 2013  (1PC/1User) [Download]

If you want to have more abilities, beautiful layout, more speed and a way cooler way of working, check out the new Excel 2013.

Excel 2010 Formulas
Excel 2010 Formulas

Formulas are an amazing feature of the Excel, and there's about one for every need you want. But you have to know them, I really think this book can improve the Excel power.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Key Card Non-Commercial (1PC/1User)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Key Card Non-Commercial (1PC/1User)

This one is if you'd like to save money on an additional user, and pay only fraction of the Excel program.


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      MannyKumquat 3 years ago

      Had a similar issue with a locked Excel file.From my experience, of all the password recovery tools I tested, I liked the online services the most. was a nice option for locked Excel files - or if you decided to stick to software, Passware Excel key, a link to which is published in this article, is also a decent choice.

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      bryan896 3 years ago

      Hi, great tips! However I could not recover the Excel file. So I used ExcelFIX of Cimaware and works very fine, I could recover all data in MS Excel.

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      marvins 4 years ago

      This awesome lens help me a lot to know how to break down excel password. Thanks Shell Mayers.

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      Barnowl LM 4 years ago

      Very clever lens...lots of good info here;-)

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      tahirmahmood 4 years ago

      LOVE the lens!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I'm sitting here tonight recovering from my ongoing battles with Excel and had no idea I could get help to solve the problems.

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      newyorkdude 4 years ago

      Nice lens. What about the Open Office equivalent of Excel? It would be nice for us cheapskates to know our Base or is it Impress files are safe.

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      Joebeducci 4 years ago

      Interesting info, great help! Thank you, Greets, Joebeducci

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      aleereviews 4 years ago

      Great tips! I know how frustrating it can be to lose all of your work :( Been there, done that, lol