Sometimes ms excel file creators restrict their files using excel file protection features from copying,editing , printing or viewing the contents.If you forgot the password or receive a password protected Ms Excel workbook from others, you can simply bypass those restictions using these free online utilities.
1.Free Excel Spreadsheet Unlock Online Utility:
This utility removes copying,editting or printing restrictions of .xls files only. (If you want to remove restrictions of .xlsx files try next method written here.)The file should not be more than 5MB.The cracked / unlocked version of your excel file will be displayed in a new tab /window if ms excel or its alteratives installed on your computer . Otherwise you can download the unlocked excel file to your pc.
Goto: free excel spreadsheet unlock online utility
Another solution is you can upload your locked excel spreadsheets to google documents.It automatically removes workbook and sheet protection while uploading .You can edit the document and add or remove data so easily as you do with ms excel.Google documents supports both xls and xlsx formats for uploading and editing but you can download file only in xls format.
Goto:Google Documents(You can access with Gmail ID)
You can see the following Youtube Videos and try those methods to unlock or remove Ms Excel passwords
How To Remove Excel Passwords Inside MS-Office 2007
Remove Excel Password- Free & Easy
How to Remove Excel Password Without Knowing It
Unprotect Excel Sheet Without Knowing The Password ( For MAC)
4.Passware Password Kit Basic Demo:
Using this utility (demo version) you can reover 3 letter passwords or first three letters of passwords.It gives you a rough idea and you can guess password.This utility cracks and / or decrypts both protections ("Password to modify" and "password to open").
Goto: Passware Password Kit Basic .
Atlast if above methods don't work and you want to view a file that is password protected using security features in Ms Excel like "password to open" or "password to modify" you have to try commercial cracking and recovery softwares like Office password recovery or Passware Password Kit Basic .
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