How to Unprotect A Password Protected Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 Worksheet

March 6, 2018 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

I have a large Excel worksheet that is password protected and I’ve forgotten the password. How can I unprotect the worksheet?

How to remove Excel worksheet protection when your password is lost or forgotten? If you need to modify a password protected Excel worksheet but lost the password, you’re required to unprotect the worksheet before editing it. Is there a way to remove Excel worksheet password without knowing the original password?

At this situation, the freeware Excel Password Remover comes in handy. It’s a Excel Add-In that is able to remove and unprotect the Excel workbooks and worksheets password. It can remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.

How to Unprotect A Password Protected Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 Worksheet?

  1. First of all, open your Excel worksheet with Microsoft Excel application.
  2. Download the Excel Password Remover program. After the download is complete, Unzip the download file and there are two files: password.xla and password_2007_2010.xlam. password.xla is designed to remove MS Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 passwords while password_2007_2010.xlam is for removing Excel 2007/2010 passwords.
  3. Double-click the password_2007_2010.xlam file. The Excel application will ask if you want to enable or disable Macros. After you click on Enable Macros, you will get a pop-up saying the Excel Password Remover program is loaded.
  4. Now click on the Straxx menu, you’ll see three options: Unprotect sheet, Unprotect workbook and Unprotect all. Simply click on Unprotect sheet, you’ll get a message saying your worksheet password removed in less than one minute.


  5. Save your worksheet and exit Microsoft Excel application. Next time when you open the Excel worksheet, you are able to edit it without limitations. Done!

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