How to remove password from excel file in less than 5 minutes

July 26, 2022
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In this blog post, we will walk you through the process to remove password from an Excel file in under 5 minutes. This is a pretty straightforward procedure that may be completed with only a few mouse clicks. There are a number alternative approaches to removing a password from an Excel file; however, we will demonstrate the most straightforward approach.

One of the benefits of removing passwords from excel files is that it can help to speed up the process of opening and using the file. This is because password-protected files often take longer to open as the computer has to verify the password before allowing access.


Process to Remove Password from Excel File: Read only file

1. Open the file which is protected by the password. Once you open the file if you click on the any cell the message will appear that this is read only file.

2. Now click on the unprotect sheet option which is circled in the following picture. When you click the unprotect sheet the pop-up window will appear which will demand the password now enter the correct password and click ok the sheet will be opened.

3. Now as you enter the password and the file is open but the cells are still locked if you notice the cell lock will be grey.

4. Now last step is just click on the lock cell and it will be unlocking now the password from you excel sheet is removed.

Process to Remove Password from Excel File: workbook

1. Open the file which is protected by the password. Once you open the file if you click on the any cell the message will appear that this is read only file.

2. Now click on the unprotect workbook option which is circled in the following picture. When you click the unprotect work the pop-up window will appear which will demand the password.

3. Now enter the correct password and click ok the workbook will be opened. And now you can edit the your document or excel file.

There you have it! Now you know how to remove password from excel file in just a few minutes. This process is very simple and can be done with just a few clicks. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and we will be happy to help. Thanks for reading and we hope this was helpful!

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