How to break Excel Workbook Password Protection without software | MS Excel Tutorial

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In Excel, you can password protect Excel workbook to prevent users to changing the structure of the Excel workbook. Excel workbook protection prevent users from viewing hidden worksheets, adding, deleting, moving, hide/unhide worksheets.

Imaging one day you forgot your Excel Workbook Password and you have no way to remember. In this video I will show you how to break the Excel Workbook Password Protection without using 3rd party software or VBA.

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14 thoughts on “How to break Excel Workbook Password Protection without software | MS Excel Tutorial

    Jordan Moore

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Didn't work for me, it shows Encrypted Info/Packages one I view the zipped folder structure

    Kathryn Anne

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    amazing just make sure when you delete it in the notepad that you do the entire thing sheet protection scenarios, objects, sheet, spincount, saltvalue, hashvalus and algorithmname

    Dominique loves nct

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    worked for me Excel 2016. Thanks for this

    Jose Nieves

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    With the new upgrade we are unable to convert xlsx to zip

    Souradeep Bharti

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    It isn't working for me in Excel 2013

    Dr. Ebola

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Doesn't work for Office 365

    erlan miranda

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    i'm sorry but here say "your file is damaged" when I put in zip.
    So what can I do ?

    Joop Terwijn

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Thx worked for me!

    Mohamed Ragab

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    JIE JENN thank you so much.

    Tauseef Maqbool Maher

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    I did not find lock structure tag while open with NotePad whereas my file is still protected. Please Help. Thank you

    richa jain

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    It worked for me. Thank you so much!

    Nishan Harsha Perera

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Great work and this is worked for me. Simple and easy work. Thank you for upload this.


    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Great Video – But it doesn't work – When I make the file a zip file and look into the folder it only has the compressed xls file ??

    Juan Manuel Zarauza

    (May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

    Thnak you

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