How to remove the password from an excel sheet

Dec 1

If you have an excel sheet you’ve manged to forget the password for dont panic its easily fixed:

Firstly open the spreadsheet and go to the VB editor

Paste in the code below and close the VB editor

Go to the ‘View’ tab and ‘View Macros’

You should see RemovePassowrd

Select this Macro and give it time to remove your password!

Thats it!

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Sub Removepassword()
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer
Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer
Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer
On Error Resume Next
For i = 65 To 66
For j = 65 To 66
For k = 65 To 66
For l = 65 To 66
For m = 65 To 66
For i1 = 65 To 66
For i2 = 65 To 66
For i3 = 65 To 66
For i4 = 65 To 66
For i5 = 65 To 66
For i6 = 65 To 66
For n = 32 To 126
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _
Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) _
& Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then
MsgBox “The Password has been removed For more excel advice see www.domybooks.ie/Blog”
Exit Sub
End If
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End Sub

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