I couldn't determine from your post whether you were referring to the
Read Only password or the password required to unprotect a Workbook or
If you are able to open the file, you can copy and paste
password-protected sheets which preserves the contents without
retaining the password. ;0)
If you wish to find or remove the password, there are plenty of simple
utilities available online that can do this instantly.
I quote from a recent post which I hope may prove helpful to you...
Please do not attempt to access a file unless you are authorised to do
--- Original Message ---
>There are a number of very good password cracking & recovery programs
available, many of which can easily be downloaded from the internet.
>Have you tried any of the following web sites?
>Download free utilities to recover passwords in Word, Excel,
>Send an Excel, Word, MS Access, WordPerfect, or Zip file to be
>Russian password crackers - excellent program based on encryption.
>Some of the major commercial vendors.
>A premier cracking information website.
>Etc... I apologise to all those excellent websites I've missed.
>Try a www search - there are many good sources of help with cracking
Word passwords, and indeed almost any password!
"Laura Keith" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> I have password protected a file, and now that the
> untrustworthy employee is gone, need to unprotect it. When
> I click on 'Tools', then 'Protection', it doesn't offer
> the choice of 'unprotect...' as promised in HELP. The
> response to Truman's issue (posted 7/25 7:45 pm) was too
> complicated - I'm not an IT person.
> Any suggestions? Thank you!