What’s simplest way to stop an Excel sheet or workbook from being modified? Just protect it with a password
. While this is great for stopping others from accidentally modifying certain sections of your Excel file
, it certainly isn’t the safest way to lock up private data for the simple reason that it’s very easy to crack!
If you’re ever in a situation where you need instant legitimate access to a locked file
, just download
and run this Excel Add On. Then just open up the file
in question and you can unlock the workbook or any worksheets within it.
Useful to note is that it doesn’t reveal the password
, or brute hack
it - what it does is just simply remove the entire password
from the file
Also, the program
can’t remove file
protection, i.e. if you are unable to open the excel file
to begin with, this program
won’t help you. You can however try Excel Key (this one is not free) to remove file