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Word 97 forgotten password

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I created a daily journal in Word 97 an forgot the password.  Any ideas?
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Question by:Demon
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by:PHOENIX
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Unfortunately, the data is encoded uniquely to the password.  Microsoft cannot unlock it, and would not even if they could, in order to preserve the concept of a password protecting the data.
If you cannot remember the password, you are out of luck with this file. Or do you think you remember it but it does not work? In that case you may have had caps lock on and the password is formated differently than you are trying to use it.
Wish I had better news for you, but at least you can take comfort in the fact that you created a file that no one can access, I just wish you were not one of those no ones.
You have been exposed to the one problem with esoteric passwords, namely, that they are easy to forget.
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by:Demon
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Thanks for the response Phoenix.  I'm only rejecting so the question will stay active just in case anyone else can think of anything.  Ya never know...
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Yin earned 200 total points
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There are third party software that can crack passwords for word excel and other MS programs but all the ones I have seen cost money (35-150$) but thoose should work just fine.

There is no easy way to work around a password as PHOENIX says(What would it be worth to have a password if there was an easy workaround??)

//Yin
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by:Demon
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Yin, I'll start looking, but do you know of any software that does this?  (I don't care how much I have to spend, I just need to get into this fille.)
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by:Yin
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Try http://www.accessdata.com/  Or http://www.ingram-micro.co.uk/password/passindex.html
Else search for password, crack, word, excel and so on

//Yin
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by:Yin
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The abowe two places is of the more expensive type. I know I have seen something that claims to be as good as the rest for under 50$ sorry but i can't seem to find it now.

//Yin
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by:Yin
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What is happening?

//Yin
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