One of the best things about MS Excel is that you can protect the document with a password. This feature allows you to either set an opening password so that no one can open the document without a password, or you can restrict sections of the document so that no one can edit the document without a password. But passwords are often double-edged swords in that as much as they can keep someone else out; they can also keep you out.
It is very common to have an Excel document that you can't access because you don't have the password. Maybe you lost the password or you forgot the password you set on the document. One of the best solutions for this problem is a password remover tool and there are very many different types of remover tools, some are apps that you have to download and others that are accessible online. In this article, we share with you 5 of these excel password remover online tools to help you decide which one is best for your particular situation.
Part 1. What Are the Chances to Remove Excel Password?
Most free MS Excel password recovery tools will try to locate the password through a database of more than 3 million popularly used passwords. This initial process often takes anywhere from a few seconds to about 2 minutes. This process is successful only about 225 of the time. There are other online tools that will allow you to search through a database of up to 20 billion possible passwords. This larger database offers a higher success rate of up to 61% although you may need to pay to use it. For older versions of MS Excel, the process of recovering a password using one of these online tools can take up to 24 hours.
Part 2. Top 5 Excel Password Remover Online Tools
The following are the best online tools to help you remove an Excel password;
LostMyPass is one of the many online tools that you can use to recover your lost MS Excel password. The tool can be useful to you if you have a clue of what the password could be and also when you have no idea what the password could be. According to the website, the recovery of what they consider a "weak" password can be done for free and the password can be recovered in just a few minutes.
To recover this password, the online tool will scan a database of more than 2 million frequently used passwords until the right one is found. To recover a much "stronger" password, you would need to pay $29 to access the premium version of the program which scans more than 20 billion passwords to try and recover your password.
Password-online is another easily accessible online tool that you can use to recover your Excel password.
To use it, all you have to do is to upload the Excel document in question and the online tool goes to work trying to recover the password you need.
Password-Online is compatible with all versions of Excel even earlier versions like Office 97. There is no indication of how long the process of recovery will take but this tool is free to use.
3. Straxx Excel Password Remover
Another really great tool to use when you want to recover Excel passwords is Straxx Excel Password Remover. Straxx is designed to make the whole process very easy.
While most online tools don't tackle the issue of removing editing protections from a workbook or worksheet, Straxx Excel Password Remover does. It promises to not only get rid of the opening password but also remove any restrictions from the document.
It is also completely free to use although the free version is meant for personal use only.
One of the best-selling points about Decryptum is that it can instantly remove any password from an Excel or Word document. Like most other online tools of its kind, you only need to upload the document to the online tool and then download it once the decryption is complete.
The only disadvantage we could find with this tool is that is not free to use. Once the password has been removed from the file, you will only get a preview of the document. You have to pay to see or download the whole document.
Remove-Password is another great and easy to use online tool to help you remove a password from an Excel document.
To use the program, upload the document on to the online server and agree to the terms and conditions before the program can begin decrypting the file. If the decryption is successful and the document has been unlocked, you will need to pay $10 to see and download the document. If the process was not successful, you don't need to pay anything.
Part 3. Remove Excel Password with Reliable Passper for Excel
Online tools offer a great way to easily recover or remove Excel passwords, but most of them don't offer you a way to remove worksheets/workbook restrictions. For better results, you need a tool that will comprehensively deal with the document recovery process and easily recover the password for you or remove any restrictions on the Excel document.
One of the best tools to help you do that is Passper for Excel, a tool that offers you much more in terms of features. These features include the following;
Passper for Excel can help a lot if you have forgotten your Excel password, you can't copy the worksheet or workbook, you can't edit the content on the Excel sheet or you can't print the workbook or worksheet.
It can also be used to break passwords of any length and any complexity quickly and effectively.
To ensure efficiency, Passper for Excel uses 4 different attack modes; dictionary, mask, brute-force and combination attack to recovery any password whether you know anything about it or not.
It is also a handy solution when the Excel document in question is restricted or in Read-Only mode. Passper for Excel can help you easily lift this restriction and enable you to edit the document.
This program is 100% secure to use. It has been highly recommended by a great many famous media sites, such as Macworld, PC World, TechRadar, Make Use Of, iPhone Life, etc.
Passper for Excel is also very easy to use as the following demonstration shows. Here's how to use this application to remove a password from a document;
Step 1: Install Passper for Excel to your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, select the "Recover Passwords" option to continue.
Step 2: Now click on "Add" to import the password-protected Excel document into the program from the files on your computer.
The next step is to select the attack mode you want to use. Each attack mode is meant for different purposes and each will take a certain amount of time.
Step 3: With the appropriate attack mode selected, the software will use this attack mode to begin recovering the password. Once it is found, it will be displayed on the screen and you can then use the password to unlock the document.
Here's how to use Passper for Excel to lift restrictions on a document;
If you can open and read the Excel document but you cannot edit or print the Excel spreadsheets or workbook, then use Passper for Excel to remove the restrictions in one click.
Step 1: Open Passper for Excel on your computer and then choose the "Remove Restrictions" option to begin.
Step 2: Click on "Add" to import the restricted file into the program.
Step 3: Now simply click on "Remove" to remove the restriction from the document.
Passper for Excel has another very important advantage over any online tool; since you don't control the server you upload the document to when you use an online tool, you are never assured of the safety of the document. Therefore, online tools are not ideal for documents of a sensitive nature whose contents should not be online.