Forgot Excel Workbook Password, How to Recover

Office Password Tips

Have you ever encountered the situation that forgot Excel Workbook password? Most Excel users are face the problem in Excel workbook password recovery, but now with Excel password recovery tool, it is very easy for us to recover forgot excel password in an effective way.

If you have no knowledge of how to recover Excel 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003 Workbook password before, take it easy. Below is the tutorial guide for you to master how to do that.

Recover Excel Workbook Password with iSunshare Excel Password Genius

Even there is a majority of Excel Password Recovery software on the Internet. iSunshare is always my first option. The main purpose of this software is to help users to recover forgot Excel workbook password, remove lost Excel password or create  new Excel password with limitation. Only three simple clicks, everyone can handle it.

Step 1: Download and install Excel Password Genius on your computer and try it out.
Note: You can download it below to test its function from the free trial version at first.

Step 2: Launch the program on your computer. Click “Open” to import the Excel workbook file that you forgot the password.
Step 3: To choose password attack type and make detail settings for it. There are four attack types for you. Respectively is Brute-force attack, Mask attack, Dictionary attack and Mask attack.

Note: Each attack is related to different password length and difficulty. Please keep in mind, Brute-force attack is for the easiest password, Mask attack is for the most difficulty password.

Step 4: After choose attack type and make settings, you can click “Start” button to start password recovery process.
Step 5: Only several seconds later, there will pops up a window with recovery Excel Workbook password. You can copy the password to open the password encrypted Excel file quickly.
copy password
Note: This Excel Password Recovery Tool is supports all Excel versions. Like Excel 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016.

How to remove password protection from excel workbook structure

This behavior is depending on the case that you have known the excel password. If you want to adjust workbook window, rename a worksheet, or remove sheet etc. It will require entering workbook structure password.

Step 1: Open Excel workbook, double-click this workbook that you want to unprotect workbook structure. There will pops up a dialog, you can enter Excel password and click OK to enter.
Step 2: Click protect workbook under review tab to type the password in the dialog box, now you can click OK to remove protection.
remove protection
Step 3: After that, you will find the Excel workbook structure password has removed.
Note: It only for the users who want to rename the separate sheet or remove the sheet. It is not necessary for every user.

Final thoughts:

After reading the whole post, have you mastered which method is much better for you to recover forgot excel workbook password? These are the most popular methods that we can find on the Internet, if there are other useful methods, please remind us in the comment section.

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