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aldagoThu Dec-02-21 04:40 PM
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"Open old password protected files without password"


          

I have several old Word 2007 password protected files for which I've forgotten the password. Any way I can recover the password or any way to open the files?

  

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TtechThu Dec-02-21 09:25 PM
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From this website:
https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/998132-i-password-protected-a-word-doc-a-while-ago-and-i-forgot-my-password-is-there

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singhsandeep
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singhsandeep Jun 10, 2015 at 4:49 AM

Try this

1. Rename the extension name of the document to ZIP, like as a ZIP compressed file.

2. Double click it and open it in Windows Explorer, navigate to Word folder.
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3. Delete the Settings.xml file from the folder. And then close the Window.

4. Rename back to DOCX file.

5. And done. Next time when you open the same document, you will not be prompted by the password window.

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