Password protecting Excel 2010 files

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Can we password protect an Excel 2003 document and what happens if the password is lost? Can it be recovered? If so does this ruin the password protection and illusion of security it provides?

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Password protecting an Excel document is relatively simple: How to Password Protect a Microsoft Excel 2003 Document.

As I understand it, recovering the password is no easy task. Recovering the file itself is far easier…but without the password it won’t be too much help to you. There are a few different versions of security used when protecting files, depending on what’s actually being secured.

Even so, you might want to read this article to get a better idea of how to move forward with your inquiry: Guide to Recovering Protected Microsoft Documents.

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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