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Remove a Password From a File in Excel

This tutorial shows how to remove a password from a file in Excel.

 

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Remove a Password From a File

Info Settings

A password from an Excel file can be removed in several ways. To remove a password by using Info settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open a file and enter the password, then click OK.

 

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  1. In the Ribbon, (1) go to File > Info, (2) click Protect Workbook, and (3) Encrypt with Password.

 

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  1. In the pop-up window, delete the password and click OK.

 

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Now, the file is no longer protected with a password and can be edited by anyone who opens it.

Remove Password During Save

The second option to remove a password is to remove it during the saving of the file.

  1. In the Ribbon, go to File > Save As.

 

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  1. In the save window, click More options…

 

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  1. In the bottom right part of the browser window, click Tools > General Options.

 

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  1. Finally, in the General Options pop-up, delete the password(s) to open and/or modify, and click OK.

 

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The file is now unlocked, and the password is removed. Once you save the file, it can be opened without a password the next time.