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Removing Excel file password 2010

Posted on 2012-03-12
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I have the password for the document and would like to remove it. How do I do this?

Most boxes are grayed out, when trying to remove.
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Question by:usliee
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1.  On the Review tab, in the Changes group, click Unprotect Sheet.
      Note  The Protect Sheet option changes to Unprotect Sheet when a worksheet is    
      protected.
2.   If prompted, type the password to unprotect the worksheet.
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by:Elmar-H
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Remove Share document then you can remove password.
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by:Amit
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If you have the password, you can do it with above steps, else not
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Hello,

The file password can be changed or removed this way:

File > Save As > Tools dropdown > General Options

cheers, teylyn
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