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Old Aug 22, 2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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I can't remember my password!

So I have this VERY old Word document that I password protected and, yes you guessed it, I can't remember the password. I know password-cracks exist, but are they any good? Has anyone ever tried one? What would be the best free/good ones (for either OS X or Windows)? I've tried every password I could possibly imagine, but no good. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Maybe try this

http://www.devco.net/archives/2004/0...ion_bypass.php
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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Good info! Unfortunately it didn't work for me (seemed like a 50/50 chance based on the posts).
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If its read only protected, try this http://www.askdavetaylor.com/can_i_c...word_file.html

Other wise, give this one a try.. http://www.rixler.com/eng/word_password_recovery.htm
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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Pull the hacker trick on yourself: Footprint yourself. As much as you can find, social, tele, address, birthdate, etc etc. And then spend a while trying various combinations of those.

I read once where it's like a real high percentage of people that choose passwords based on unalterable details about themselves...

I'm bad. I've been using the same password since 2001.
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