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Poppa John
12-03-2005, 07:50 PM
A little while ago I pasword protected some work in a MS Word document. I cannot remember the password, it is in that extremely "Safe Place", somewhere. How can I get around?remove?change this pw in XP Home? Thanks PJ

Speedy Gonzales
12-03-2005, 07:57 PM
Nope the pw in word has nothing to do with the pw in windows.

Unless the pw u gave the doc, is the same as what u use for XP.

This MAY work

http://www.freewordexcelpassword.com/ and its free.

The only thing is, by the looks of it u need .net framework which i think is 20mb + to use it.

Poppa John
12-03-2005, 08:01 PM
The password is ONLY for the Word doc. No PW on the computer. PJ

Speedy Gonzales
12-03-2005, 08:03 PM
It may work then , it should work for word and excel pw's.

BUT I dont think it'll run, if u dont have .net framework installed.

Poppa John
12-03-2005, 08:26 PM
Trying to download that programme gives an error message "The file may be corrupted or invalid" Damn PJ

Speedy Gonzales
12-03-2005, 08:32 PM
It definitely isnt corrupt.

I've downloaded it and installed it. It ran fine.

Did u get the 237k file?? Sounds like it didnt download properly if that error came up when u unzipped it.

Scouse
12-03-2005, 09:09 PM
Hi PJ
Open the document. Edit-Select all. Copy.
Open a blank document. Paste. The new document is often not protected. :rolleyes:

Poppa John
12-03-2005, 09:19 PM
Speedy. Had to download .Net first. Password prigram running now PJ

Scouse. Will try your idea Later. PJ

Thhanks both PJ

godfather
12-03-2005, 09:27 PM
Hi PJ
Open the document. Edit-Select all. Copy.
Open a blank document. Paste. The new document is often not protected. :rolleyes:
Did I miss something here?

If PJ could actually open the document, he would not have a password problem?
Presumable the password stops him opening it.

Harry
12-03-2005, 09:56 PM
Post was not specific, but you can have a readonly password which would prevent updates, to which the copy paste to a new doc would help. I assume that the problem was that document can not be opened. I've used Advanced Office Password Recovery from Elcomsoft in the bast to unlock and unprotected Office Docs.
http://www.elcomsoft.com/aoxppr.html

Greg
12-03-2005, 10:01 PM
Did I miss something here?

If PJ could actually open the document, he would not have a password problem?
Presumable the password stops him opening it.

Impression I got was that he open it but not edit it.

ninja
12-03-2005, 10:26 PM
Hi PJ
Open the document. Edit-Select all. Copy.
Open a blank document. Paste. The new document is often not protected. :rolleyes:
But he has to know the password to do that in the first place.

Scouse
13-03-2005, 11:10 AM
Hi ninja. With all due respect, etc.... In Word 2003 if you use Tools > Protect Document and use Formatting Restrictions and/or Editing Restrictions with a password, the document has limited protection. However, as suggested, the original document can be opened for view without a password. When it is open, select all, and copy. Open new blank and paste and the protection is lost in the copy. This is a response to how I read PJ's original. I appreciate that it will not work using the Restricted Permission under Microsoft's Information Rights Management facility. :cool:

Poppa John
13-03-2005, 04:52 PM
Blimey, this is getting a bit complicated. Let me put it to you again as I may not have been very clear in my first explanation.


I put a password on a Word 2003 document (Idont know why), I cannot remember it. When I go into my Documents, I can get the appropriate 'Word' screen, but with a field requesting a password. The contents of the document are still hidden. PJ

Poppa John
13-03-2005, 04:53 PM
Nope the pw in word has nothing to do with the pw in windows.

Unless the pw u gave the doc, is the same as what u use for XP.

This MAY work

http://www.freewordexcelpassword.com/ and its free.

The only thing is, by the looks of it u need .net framework which i think is 20mb + to use it.


SG Have got this running at the moment. PJ

godfather
13-03-2005, 05:42 PM
Looks like my assumption was right.

PJ, is there someone else you can blame for this if it turns bad?

"Free" password crackers don't always work with MS office. Not in the same year or two anyway...

Poppa John
13-03-2005, 05:46 PM
Looks like my assumption was right.

PJ, is there someone else you can blame for this if it turns bad?

"Free" password crackers don't always work with MS office. Not in the same year or two anyway...


Only me, only me. PJ

Poppa John
13-03-2005, 06:04 PM
OK Folks, panic over.
I HAD written the password down, I thought. Turned over every piece of paper on thr desk & tried ALL the words I saw. One of them worked.
DON'T say it, "A valuable lesson learnt" :groan:
Thanks for all your help. :thumbs:
PJ strikes again. PJ :blush: