How to remove password from a protected worksheet


venkat (article assistant)     16 May 2018

venkat
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Never think your password protected worksheet is safe. You don't need to be a hacker to break it.

Steps to Unprotect Sheet in Excel using Macro:

Step 1: Press ALT + F11 to Open VBA

Step 2: Right Click on Thisworkbook  --->   Insert    --->    Module

 

Copy and Paste the following VBA Code:

 

Sub PasswordBreaker()

'Breaks worksheet password protection.

 

    Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer

    Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer

    Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer

    Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer

    On Error Resume Next

    For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66

    For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66

    For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66

    For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126

    ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _

        Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & _

        Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

    If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then

        MsgBox "One usable password is " & Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _

            Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _

            Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

         Exit Sub

    End If

    Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

    Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

End Sub

 

Then press F5 to run the Macro

 

Done!!!




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