Excel® Password Remover

Have you ever forgotten your Excel workbook or sheet password?
Here you can download an almost FREE Excel add-in that removes/cracks sheet and workbook password protection in Excel®.

NB! This program can't remove file protection, i.e. if you are unable to open the file, this program won't help you. You could try Excel Key to remove file protection.


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This Excel add-in (password.xla) works fine in Excel 5.0 and above (including Excel 97/2000/2002/XP) 

Loading this add-in in Excel gives you two extra menu-items on the "Tools"-menu (or equivalent in non-English versions of Excel). These are:

  1. Unprotect workbook
  2. Unprotect sheet

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Password.xla is Copyright (C) 1997 by Einar Ståle Huse and is protected as such under international treaty provisions. All Rights Reserved.

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You may not rent, lease or offer the use of Password.xla. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble Password.xla.

In no event shall the author be held liable for misuse of this product, any loss of data, down time, loss of revenue or any other direct or indirect damage or claims arising from the use of Password.xla.



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Author: Einar Ståle Huse

E-mail: password@straxx.com