Remove Password from Microsoft Excel

Remove Password from Microsoft Excel

Have you lost access to your Worksheet? Do you want to get into a password-protected sheet? With our #GodMode hack, you'll learn how to delete Excel's password using only Notepad.


It's a God Mode Tutorial to remove Excel's password. This article will show you how to unlock a password-protected sheet without the need for a password. When you share a file with other employees, you may protect a whole sheet or just a few cells so that no one else can make modifications to the file.


If we lose our password, there is nothing we can do about it. To prevent other users from making modifications to our sheet, we set a password to the sheet.


It's not possible to add, alter, or remove data in certain cells since they've been marked as protected. There are only a few editable cells on the sheet. When we forget our password, we also need to crack the password.


Excel does not offer a password reset option like Gmail or other services. If we can't remember the password, we have no choice except to crack it.


Then, what are you going to do about it now? If you type in "password cracker" into Google, you'll be sent to 100 sites where you'll be asked to download a piece of software to break the password. That being said, if you'd like to continue, you are more than welcome. Even if it doesn't help, it's not a waste of time or energy.


I can guarantee that any of your devices will be able to follow the instructions I provide you. "GOD MODE" is the best trick, therefore I've dubbed it that. Our prior essay on how to safeguard your spreadsheet is a good place to start before you delete the password.


Let's have a look at how to delete Excel's password without having to enter a password first. We've broken down the process into two sections. Enabling extension name display and removing password from Excel are shown in separate articles.


Part 1: Enable Extension name display option

1: Using the Control Panel, type Folder Option into the search field.

Enable Extension name display option

2: Folder Options are the next step. A pop-up window appears. In the Folder Options, select the View Tab. Make sure that the option to hide extensions for well-known file types is not checked. Right-click and choose "OK."

Enable Extension name display option

There will be no extension name following a File Name if this option is checked. You'll get this message when you open an Excel file and try to make a cell edit.


We are unable to make any modifications to the worksheet since the cell is protected.

Part 2: Remove password from Excel


  1. The first step is to change the name of the file extension. Right-click on the file and select Rename from the drop-down menu. Add "zip" as a new extension name here. 
  2. Open the zip file in order to begin the procedure. The Folder is everywhere. Click on the "xl" directory.
  3. You'll notice a lot of folders in this step. The "WORKSHEET" option may be found by clicking on it.
  4. You'll notice two sheets containing "XML" files in the fourth step. A protected sheet including Sheet 1 and Sheet 2. Extract both sheets inside the folder.
  5. Open the Extracted file in Notepad for the next step. Select Open With > Notepad from your right-click menu.
  6. To complete step six, run a search for the term "protection." Using the CTRL + F Shortcut Keyboard Combination. Enter Protect in the Find what field and press the Find Next button. You must do this since it contains a lot of coding.
  7.  It will lead you to the word "protection" at this point. It's time to get rid of the tag on your notebook.
  8. Note: Extra tags should not be removed. Remove any tags beginning with "" and ending with ">" from your code.
  9. You'll be prompted to save your work at this point. Save your changes by clicking on the Save button. 
  10. Drag the extracted sheet back into the zip file.
  11. It will ask if you wish to add the file at this point. The zip file will now be closed when you click OK.
  12. Zip to xlsx, then rename the file. When prompted to alter the file extension name, select Yes.
  13. When you open the file, you can see that the protected cells may be edited.


Wahoo! Wow, was that all you could think of for a second? You may remove the sheet's protection by following a few simple procedures. It's important to keep in mind that this is a sly ploy. If you tell everyone about this method, they'll be able to access your sheet without your permission. If you join us, you'll be able to master these ingenious techniques and become an Excel master. I can't wait to read your next post!

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