troubleshooting Question

Locked out of Excel File

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Christian CoutureFlag for Canada asked on
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Hi All,

I am in a bit of a delema here.  We have 3 Excel files that have been password protected so we can't open them.  The issue we have is they were locked by an old employee at least 2 years ago.  We have no way of contacting this old employee and no one knows the passwords to these files.  

I have been able to determine that the possible protection is: MS Excel 97-2003 - Open Password, VBA Project - 40bit RC4 Encryption

Is it possible to get into these files? I don't want to buy one of the programs online that say they can do it without actually seeing it work.  I also can't send the files anywhere to get it done as they have financial info in them.  

Any idea's or suggestions would be great.
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