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How to Open a Password Protected Excel File (with Pictures)1. Find the Excel file on your computer. If the Excel file has a worksheet or workbook that is protected, you can edit the file to get rid of the password.
How to Open a Password Protected Excel File. Excel files can be password-protected in multiple ways.
This only works for locked sheets and books. You'll still have to be able to open the file.
You cannot unlock a password- protected file using this method. You should see an . If you don't see any extensions, enable them in the View tab of the Explorer window by checking the . You will be warned by Windows that the file may become unusable. Confirm that you want to proceed.
This will create a new folder in your current location with the same name as the Excel file. This will display all of the sheets in the document.
Each sheet will be its own file, such as . This will open the XML information for the locked worksheet in Notepad. The rest of the process is the same. Press Ctrl+F to open the Find window and search for .
You'll find it with information about the algorithm used to protect the sheet or workbook. Select everything in the brackets containing the word .
Save the file and close Notepad. Highlight the file you just edited and press Ctrl+C to copy it. Double- click it to open it instead of extracting it.
You should see the original worksheet file here. If you edited the workbook. Press +Ctrl+V and opt to overwrite the original. This will change the ZIP file back into an Excel file. You should be able to edit the sheet without entering the password.