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How to delete or remove password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file (2007 / 2010)
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes – rjdreyes

In the MS Office Software Suite (2007/2010), you can use passwords to protect and prevent other people from opening or modifying the said file (whether documents, workbooks, and presentations).

If you able to create a password, you may guess on how to remove it. This procedure/instruction will help you thru it. (You can simply reverse process just like when you add the password protection)

1. Click the Microsoft ButtonDelete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file, go to Prepare and then head forth to Encrypt Document then click it.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

2. In Encrypt Dialog prompt, it will ask you to put a password. Delete the password and leave it blank then click OK.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

4. Save the file to its current state without a password.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

(Note: Stated above steps is applicable for Microsoft Word Document, Excel Spreadsheet, and Powerpoint Presentation)

ANOTHER PROCEDURE (When you used the password to open and password to modify):

1. Click the Microsoft ButtonDelete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file, and then click Save As.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

2. In Save As Dialog prompt, click Tools drop-down menu, then click General Options.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

3. General Options Dialog prompt, Under File sharing section, in the Password to open and Password to modify box, delete the passwords and leave it blank. Uncheck also the Read-only recommended.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

4. Save the file to its current state without a password.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

(Note: Stated above steps is applicable for Microsoft Word Document, Excel Spreadsheet, and Powerpoint Presentation)

ANOTHER PROCEDURE (password protection certain cell or range cells):

1. Open the spreadsheet, and then click the Review tab. From there, click Protect Workbook drop-down menu, and under Restrict Editing click the Protect Structure and Windows.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file
2. If you put an optional Password for Workbook, then you need to type it for Unprotect Workbook.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file
(Note: Make sure it’s the Protect Structure and Windows is already uncheck.)

3. Click Allow Users to Edit Ranges on the Review tab, from the Protected Range list, highlight certain Range then click Delete. Click OK afterwards.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

4. If you used the Protect Sheet and you want to disable it, on the Review tab, click Unprotect Sheet.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

5. You need to type the password to Unprotect Sheet.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

6. Save the file to its current state for such effectiveness.
Delete password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file

How to add/create the password protection for MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint? Click here.

Feel free to comment here if you found one interesting to share or your own experience. That’s all! I hope this guide and tips helps you out! Cheers! 😀

(Disclosure: Microsoft (Windows and MS Office Suite – Excel, Word, Powerpoint) Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.)

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Related Entries / Links / Sources / Articles / Sources:
How to add password protection on MS Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint file (2007 / 2010)
MS Office Help Support – Password protect documents, workbooks, and presentations – Official Site

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