How to recover lost EXCEL password

The only way to protect the confidential excel documents from unauthorized access by others is to password protect them. Microsoft office excel 2003 and the latest 2007 version have the facility of password protection. There are two types of password protection :

  • read only : which allows others to only read the excel spreadsheet and they can’t edit them
  • password protected : users with correct password can only access

How to set password for excel Spreadsheets

Either you are using Microsoft office 2003 or 2007 , the method remains the same.

To enable read-only protection:

1. Open the file.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click Security.
3. In the Password to modify box, type a password, and then click OK.
4. In the Reenter password to modify box, type the password again, and then click OK.

To password protect a file:

1. Open the file.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click Security.
3. In the Password to open box, type a password, and then click OK.
4. In the Reenter password to open box, type the password again, and then click OK.

You might have noticed so many users especially employees of a company will be using this feature to password protect confidential excel documents. Just imaging What will happen if they forget the password . No one can access the file without knowing the previous password. Even a careless mistake can make the employee to loose his job.

Excel password Recovery Tool

Although you can set password to the excel documents , you can’t recover the password in case you forgot or lost the password. Never wonder now you can easily recover the lost password of excel documents with excel password recovery tools. With EXCEL password recovery tool you can easily recover your lost or forgotten password without much difficulty. You can even unlock password-encrypted Microsoft Excel documents quickly as possible.

Password recovery Tool for Microsoft Office excel spreadsheets

In order to recover your lost or forgotten password just follow the simple steps :

First download and install the free office password recovery tool in your PC. Once you have finished installing the software , you can begin the recovery process. During the recovery process you can easily decrypt the spreadsheet or make it to display the original document password.

In this Excel password recovery tool , two options are available :

  • 100% Instant Document Decryption
  • Recover the Password to Open

100% Instant Document Decryption Method

With this option one can securely ping the Password Solutions’ server to determine the type of encryption used on the file and can determine the best decryption method for removing the password from the Excel spreadsheet.

Password Recovery option

Instead of decryption , if you want to recover the original lost password then you can opt this choice. You’ll then be asked a couple questions to aid in determining the password schema. These are geared at narrowing the applications search for possible matches, but are not mandatory.

Password recovery Tool for Microsoft Office excel spreadsheets


So if you ever forget the password of an important excel spreadsheet, no need to worry about that. With the office recovery wizard you can easily recover the passwords of encrypted excel documents. You can download the office recovery tool from here.

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4 Responses to “How to recover lost EXCEL password”

  1. Rias That was really helpful. Never thought that such an easy way exist to recover lost passwords. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Rias bro I am observing you are sharing more topics that are somehow related to topics other than blogger. Make it ” Taking Technology To Next Level” 😀

    Take care and Happy EID!


  2. Thanks for a good article. I just wanted to let you know that other than Excel, if sometimes a user is having trouble logging on their Windows machine because they have forgotten their password, they can use the KonBoot method to log in. This is a revolutionary new way of logging on to a machine without resetting or knowing a password. I have covered it step by step in detail, if you like you can visit

  3. Excel Password Recovery 5.0 is to recover Microsoft Excel passwords, enabling you to easily view the workbooks and sheets for the information. This Excel password recovery tool supports to recover password for Excel documents of all versions through 2007.

  4. Can’t say that any of the programs mentioned above can be very efficient since password recovery will take years if the password is long and complex. So it is all lies that recovery rate is 100%. When I lost my password, I googled and found a service called password-find dot com which can instanly remove passwords from Word and Excel documents. Of course I was impressed when it removed password from my docx file in several seconds. However, it does not work for all files, so you might want to check it before purchasing a license to use the service.

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