How to Remove Password Protection in Excel Sheet/Workbook/Spreadsheet
The "Open" password stops users from opening an Excel file, while the "Modify" password prohibits users from editing workbooks or sheets in Microsoft Excel, among other options. In the event that you have forgotten or misplaced the password to an Excel workbook or worksheet, here is how to erase the password.
- Part 1: How to remove password encryption from an Excel file
- Part 2: How to remove password protection from Workbooks
- Part 3: How to remove password protection from Excel sheets
How to remove Open password from protected Excel sheet
To remove a protected Excel sheet's Open Password, you will need to determine if the protected Excel worksheet has a suffix of. xls or xlsx.
Option 1: Remove Open password to open .xls file using Excel Password Remover
Excel Password Remover may be downloaded, installed, and launched on your computer. Add the password-protected Excel file with the suffix.xls to this programme by clicking the Open button. Remove the password by clicking the Remove Password button and following its instructions. Then, access the Excel file.
Option 2: Remove Open password from the protected .xlsx file using Excel Password Refixer
The Excel Password Remover does not work with.xlsx files since it does not support Excel files with this suffix. To open a password-protected Excel file, you first need to utilise Excel Password Refixer. See the User Guide for further instructions on how to recover a lost Excel password.
You can quickly delete passwords from Excel workbooks once you know the existing one. In order to remove password protection from a file, follow these instructions:
1: Enter the password in the Password field when you open the worksheet for the first time.
2: Then, go to File > Info > Protect Workbook > Encrypt with Password and click OK.
4: Re-save your file by removing the password from the Password box, then clicking OK and saving it again.
How to remove password to modify from Excel Workbooks
Remove the Modify limitations if you wish to modify, save, or print a read-only worksheet. As a result, Workbook Security Refixer is a powerful tool that can quickly and easily remove the password protection on sheets and workbooks in Excel 2016. Thus, the Excel file and sheet can be unprotected without any data being lost. In addition, it helps to remove the Excel workbook's read-only password (Password to Modify).
Note: that it only works with Microsoft Excel workbooks (*.xlsx) from Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007/2013/2016. If you have an Excel file in a different format, it's a good idea to rename it to.xlsx to avoid confusion.
1: Install the Workbook Protection Refixer software on your PC after downloading it.
2: Open the Workbook Protection Refixer application. In order to enable editing of a password-protected Excel file, select it and then click Open, then Remove Password.
After successfully removing Excel sheet, workbook and Read-only Passwords, you will see an unprotected Excel workbook saved in the same place. If you choose, you may remove the old one.
Free way to remove password protection from Excel sheets
Even in the most current versions of Excel 2016, the security of Excel worksheets is inadequate. Without any software, you may erase the password from Excel columns that are protected.
1: The first step is to rename the Excel file to zip.
2: To open the ZIP file, double-click on the ZIP file and select "Open." Open xl -> worksheets, then. If you look at the "worksheets" folder, you'll notice three XML files.
3: The "sheet1.xml" file should be dragged into a folder of your choice. Open the "sheet1.xml" file in Notepad by right-clicking on it and selecting Open with -> Notepad.
4: Remove the sheet Protection tag that was previously present. Excel's built-in security was disabled.