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MS Word File - Forgot password

Posted on 2012-04-04
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Hello,

I have a MS Word document, I forgot my password. Is there a way i can open the document it's password protected and i forgot my password.
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by:Netty
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Look at this article "3 Free Word Password Recovery Tools"
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/word-password-recovery.htm
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l33tf0b earned 500 total points
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Alt shift f11 to bring up the script editor. Search for password. Delete the line that says hash password. Save and you should be able to unprotect.
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by:TazDevil1674
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@l33tf0b - can I ask on the back of the Authors' Question; if the document can't be opened how can you bring up Alt+F11?  Surely that would be for documents that are read-only?
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by:LelloLello
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I can't bring up the document to put alt-f11 ???
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by:l33tf0b
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my apologies - i had assumed it was a read only , password protected file.  Are you prompted with a password when you double click the file?

Since we're not allowed to provide links - the easiest way is to google brute force password crackers for Word 2003 or w/e version you need.
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by:LelloLello
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yes.
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by:LelloLello
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i have MS-word 2010
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by:LelloLello
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Is there is any free for MS word 2010 ? I wasn't able to find anything for 2010 free....
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by:l33tf0b
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EE frowns upon password cracking utilities.

Free one which I've used attempts to decrypt the password.

http://www.rixler.com/office_password_recovery_toolbox.htm
http://www.petri.co.il/recover-word-2010-password.htm has reputable vendors but you'll need to pay for it.

Best of luck.
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by:LelloLello
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or even to remove the password on that file...
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by:LelloLello
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For number 1:
1] Recovery of "open" passwords for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 documents is not supported by the program
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