Word Password Recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stridder44, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Im trying to recover a Word document that is password protected. Is there any freeware that will do this? I don't care what the solution is, I just want it to be free. Is there anything that can be done? Im having alot of trouble
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I moved your thread to the proper forum. Perhaps people will see it here and have advice about this.
     
  3. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you I wasn't sure which one is best to post it in
     
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    There must be a way to do this, because there are commercial services that sell it.

    That doesn't say much for the safety of document passwords. Assuming their services really work.
     
  5. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    has anyone found a solution to this? I'm having the same problem.
     
  6. wackymacky macrumors 65816

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    Yes there are ways to do it, though they depend on what ver. of office they were created in. (most involve changing the doc/docx file into a different format then changing the file in a script editor to remove the password.)

    You may end up with a plain-text file with formatting lost.

    This isn't a hacking forum though so enough said

    Google around as there are solutions freely available.

    Make sure you back up the file first however in case you corrupt it.
     
  7. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Thanks wacky,

    I tried googling to no avail. Are there any specific sites/programs you have in mind?

    Thanks
     
  8. wackymacky macrumors 65816

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    What version of word is the file written in. Does it contain any macros?
     
  9. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Wrote it in an older version of word (04 I believe?) but upgraded to Office 08. I don't think it contains any macros, all I did was password protect it.
     

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