Recover your Excel Password

September 12, 2009  //  Posted by: Techie  //  Category: Computers & Laptops

Often while working with Excel sheets, you feel the urgency to protect it and Microsoft Excel easily lets you protect your spreadsheet files with a password. It often happens that while opening an Excel sheet you forget the password and land up in real mess. Either you can opt for all the possible permutations and combinations or you can opt for the Excel Password Recovery, which is of real help.

In case you lose the password, don’t panic at first. In many of the cases people tend to keep the same passwords but for security reasons some also opt for variable passwords. The first thing you need to do is try out different options or you may get a password cracking software. This will make the job easier for you. Now coming to the question how the directory works, follow the simple steps given below:

Excel Password RecoveryFirst of all, you need to download and install the Excel Password Recovery software or utility. Once you have finished downloading the utility, you need to install it with all the default options.

Following that you will be required to navigate to the protected file and then start with the recovery process. At this time the wizard throws an option of displaying the password that you had originally used or it lets you simply decrypt the document. There are two ways of recovering your file.

One way is to gain quick access to your file. This also strips of any kind of password protection that was enabled in the document. In order to make it password protected again in future, you will be required to set up the password protection.

Another option is ‘Recover the password to open’. In this case, you will be required to answer a whole bunch of questions before the software can actually determine the password scheme. These are actually required for narrowing down applications when searching for possible matches.

For those who do not have the slightest idea of how to proceed, you can leave the default options as it is and simply press the Next button to move ahead and in the end click Finish to end the process. In this case, the recovery software will try and crack the password making use of several built-in attach schemes, which in turn throws up thousands of unique password permutations and combinations. The utility will display the results once the password is recovered.

Just for security reasons, make sure that your password is a combination of lower and upper case alphabets, punctuation symbols, and numbers. These combinations are usually hard to crack. In case you require generating random password, then you may use the free websites available. With that you will be able to choose the amount of protection that your password can have.