Did you apply a password to your PowerPoint presentation and you now want to remove it? Or did you receive a presentation that is password protected or restricted and you want to edit it? Whatever the situation is, trying to edit any document that is password protected can be quite frustrating. Yet password-protected or restricted PowerPoint presentations are very common. This is because these presentations often contain information that needs to be kept secret until it is presented.
As such passwords for PowerPoint Presentations can be very important. They prevent sensitive information from getting into the wrong hands. But what if you forget the password you used? Or you simply don't have the password and the presentation is incomplete? You may need to remove password protection from PowerPoint and this article will share with you various effective ways to do that.
1. Remove Password from PowerPoint with Password (Password Remembered)
If you have the password for your PowerPoint presentation but you don't know or don't remember how to remove the password from the document, these simple steps will guide you;
Step 1: Begin by opening the PowerPoint presentation you want to unlock.
Step 2: For PowerPoint 2002/XP: click on Tools > Options > Edit and then uncheck the checkmark next to "Password Protection" in the "Disable new Features" section.
For PowerPoint 2003: Click on File > Save As and then click on "Tools" in the dialog box. In the popup menu that appears, click on "Security Options" and then select and delete the password or passwords in the dialog box that appears.
For PowerPoint 2007 or Newer: Click on the Office button and then choose "Save As", click "Tools" in the lower left of the "Save As" dialog box and then click "General Options". Select and delete the password or passwords before clicking "OK" to save the document.
2. Remove Forgotten Opening Password from PowerPoint
The process is very different if on the other hand you don't know or you have forgotten the password. The following are some of the solutions for removing a forgotten password from PowerPoint;
One of the best tools to recover a forgotten password from PowerPoint is Passper for PowerPoint. This special tool has the necessary technology to decrypt any PowerPoint files regardless of how complex the password may be. It can help you recover the password much faster if you have a clue about the password, but it may also be very helpful even if don't know what the password could be. The process is simple and effective and as the following guide shows, may save you a lot of time.
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Step 1: Download Passper for PowerPoint and install it on your computer. Open the program and then click on "Recover Passwords" to begin the process.
Step 2: Then click on "Add" to browse for the PowerPoint file you want to unlock. The next step is choosing the right attack mode to decrypt the files.
Passper for PowerPoint has 4 different attack modes depending on how much you know about the password. Here's a breakdown of all 4 types to help you make the choice;
Dictionary Attack- This mode uses a database of your latest and most used passwords. Then using this dialog as a reference to find the password.
Combination Attack -You provide the program with one or more characters of your choice including numbers, letters and symbols and the combination attack mode will find the password by randomly combining the characters you provide.
Mask Attack- This mode uses clues you provide about the password to recover the password. For example, you may be able to remember that your password had a few special characters or was 5 characters long. Passper for PowerPoint will use these clues to find the password.
Brute Force Attack - This is the mode to choose if you have no information about the password. In this case, the program will use all possible password options to find a password. The process will take longer if you choose this mode.
Step 3: Once you select your preferred attack mode, click "Recover" and the program will get to work immediately to try and find the password.
Once the password is found, it will be displayed on the program's window and you can then use it to decrypt the PowerPoint file.
You might also be able to unlock a password protected PowerPoint presentation even without a program like Passper for PowerPoint. You can do this by renaming the file extension of the PowerPoint file and then deleting some of the protected section. Here's a much simple step-by-step guide;
Step 1: Begin by making a copy of the file. Leave the original file as it since it will act as sort of a backup in case something goes wrong. Then rename the copied file, changing the file's extension from PPSX to ZIP.
Step 2: Now open the newly created ZIP file and find the .xml file in the folder.
Step 3: Here, you should find a file named "presentation.xml". Extract this file from the ZIP file and then open it in a text editor like Notepad.
Step 4: Find the tag that begins with: <p:modifyVerifier cryptProviderType="rsaAES" ……> and delete it.
Step 5: Now save the file, making sure you put in the ZIP file so that it replaces the old file.
Step 6: Rename the ZIP file to PPSX and then open the Presentation.
You should now be able to open the presentation without any restrictions. If not, something may have gone wrong with the process and you may need to start all over again. Just remember to create a backup of the original.
3. Remove PowerPoint Password to Modify
Aside from having a password on your PowerPoint presentation that you may not remember, it is also quite possible to find a PowerPoint presentation that is restricted in some way. Maybe you are unable to edit the slides or its restrictions apply to something simple like not being able to format the content. These restrictions can limit the number of ways you can edit the document as well the options you have when creating and saving new content.
Luckily, Passper for PowerPoint can also help you remove all restrictions including passwords from a PowerPoint presentation and therefore edit any PowerPoint file. Here's a simple step by step guide to show you how to do it;
Step 1: launch Passper for PowerPoint o your computer. On the program's main window, select "Remove Restrictions" and the use the "Import File" option to open the restricted PowerPoint file in the program.
Step 2: Now simply click on "Remove" button and the program will remove the restriction from PowerPoint document in 2 seconds.
Whether you have forgotten the password you assigned to your PowerPoint document or you don't have a password for the protected document, the above solutions are designed to help you gain access to the document and be able to edit it. But Passper for PowerPoint is by far the best solution for this problem since it is specifically designed to remove password protection from powerpoint. It is easy to use, very effective and can remove a problematic password in just a single click, a factor that saves a lot of time.