How to activate protected by password XlsX workbook to run unlocking macros

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-10-07
One of our employees left without giving us the password from an excel sheet. I hav running macros on my excel that can unlock the workbook, but I am not able to activate the protected workbook. How do I do it so I can run the macros on it?
Question by:samuelbp
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    What do you mean when you say you can't "activate" it? If you mean you can't open it without a password, then your macros won't work.

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    Exactly, isn't it an option to select the excel file from the vba window and then run the macro? I try to use this solution
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    by:Rory Archibald
    No. The workbook open password cannot be broken that way. You need to buy software to break it or use a paid-for decryption service.

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