The Ultimate List of Excel File Password Removers

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Office Tips Follow @JenefeyAaron

"Have you ever faced this unpleasant situation where you received that Excel sheet which contains complex calculations but you could not get access to, just because the file owner protected cells in Excel with a password from being viewed?"

If you are an "old school" technology person, you would have asked the file owner to send you the password back with a good chance that he would have missed it. However, if you are an avid "Googler", you would search on Google for terms like “excel password remover” or “excel password recovery” and you will be surprised by the number of solutions out there to solve your problem very quickly. In this article, we will share the ultimate list of Excel password remover in the world.

Part 1. Excel Password Remover Online

1. password-find.com

password find

If you are not a fan of desktop applications and afraid from a virus attack when installing a new software on your Personal Computer, then this Cloud-based service is the way to go to unprotect your Excel workbook files. This web application can also instantly remove protection from Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and VBA projects.

  • Support: Excel files created by Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013.
  • Price: Remove Password ($19.95) – Find Password ($39.95)
  • Website: https://www.password-find.com

Part 2. Excel Password Remover Freeware

1. Free Word and Excel Password Recovery Wizard

free word and excel password recovery wizard

This program is a freeware that supports cracking files (Excel and Word documents) protected with "open" document passwords. Once you download it on your device and unzip the installation file, it walks you through a wizard to select the file from which you would like to recover a password and your preferred attach approach (Brute-force Attack or Dictionary Attack). Not all passwords can be revealed in a reasonable time using these approaches. For more robust and complete solution, you will be redirected to the password-find.com service (commercial) reviewed above. It seems that both programs are developed by the same company.

  • Support: Excel files created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP and 2003.
  • Price: FREE
  • Website: http://www.freewordexcelpassword.com

2. Rixler Excel Password Recovery Master

rixler excel password recovery master

Rixler is one of the most popular password cracking tools available online. Regardless the length of your protection password, this application will be able to crack the password and recover it almost instantly with literally few clicks on the application screens.

The interface supports up to 5 languages and the good news is that this program is being offered free of charge.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xltm, *.xlam, *.xla and *.xlsb) files created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Price: FREE
  • Website: http://www.rixler.com/eng/excel_password_recovery.htm

Part 3. Excel Password Remover Add-in

1. Password Protection Remover Pro

free word and excel password recovery wizard

This Excel password protection removal is another Add-in to get rid of the password protection writing by Spreadsheet1 team. Strong passwords can be removed as easily as weak passwords with this tool. However, file-to-open passwords can be hacked due to the very strong AES encryption used by Excel in 2007 versions and later. This Add-in is optimized for speed so that you don’t have to leave your laptop switched ON to complete the job. In order to get access to the free trial of this Add-in, you will need to subscribe to the Ribbon Commander framework.

  • Support: Excel 2007 or later
  • Price: FREE Trial and PAID.
  • Website: https://www.spreadsheet1.com/password-protection-remover-free-office-excel-add-in.html

2. Excel Bee Password Remover Macro

excel record macro

This program is a pure VBA code which you need to add this add-in and run on your Excel installation to remove the password that is protecting your Excel spreadsheet. Instructions to run this program are quite simple so you don’t have to be a VBA coder to make this program run. For your info, we could not manage to test it and figure out if it’s working or not. We let you experiment this on your own.

  • Support: Excel 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
  • Price: FREE
  • Website: http://www.excelbee.com/excel-password-remover

Part 4. Excel Password Remover Shareware

1. PassFab Toolkit

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PassFab Toolkit is one of the most trusted Excel password removers on the online market. It’s getting very good feedback from happy customers who used it to get their lost Excel password back. They claim that it is very fast and easy to use.

The PassFab solution utilizes three powerful attack techniques to find your forgotten Excel password. Its interface is user-friendly which allows you to launch your Excel password research with few clicks only. For those who want to get the job done quickly, this program supports acceleration using multi-core CPU and GPU that is available in it.

  • Excel file created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016
  • Price: FREE Trial and Paid Version
  • Website: https://www.passfab.com

2. Excel Password Unlocker

excel password unlocker

When you try this password remover in Excel for the first time, you might think that you need technical knowledge in encryption. It uses few technical terms that the average person won’t necessarily understand like Brute-force Attack, Dictionary Attack, etc. You don’t have to be intimidated by those settings and you have to look at them from the recovery time perspective. You just need to understand that some settings take longer time in retrieving passwords than others.

Likewise, the other recovery passwords products, it offers a demo version that reveals the first three characters of your password only. Maybe this will be sufficient to guess your forgotten password and you won’t have to pay for the full version.

  • Support: Excel (*.xlsx, *.xls) files created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010.
  • Price: FREE Demo and PAID ($24.90)
  • Website: https://passwordunlocker.com/excel-password-recovery.html

3. Straxx Excel Password Remover

staraxx excel password remover

This application gives you the ability to remove both sheet and workbook protections so that you can manage to modify your entire Excel workbook data in case you forgot the protection password.

Installation Instructions are quite simple and straightforward. You only have to add this program as an Add-in to Excel and then unprotect your sheet or workbook with a simple click. Most probably, Excel will freeze for few seconds or minutes. No worries, this would just mean that a macro is working on the background to remove the password.

  • Support: Excel 2007, 2010 (FREE) – 2013, 2016 (PAID)
  • Price: FREE and PAID ($28)
  • Website: https://www.straxx.com

4. iSunshare Excel Password Remover

isunshare excel password remover

iSunshare Excel Password Remover is another powerful and very fast software to remove your lost password in an Excel XLS file. It offers a user-friendly interface with access to few essential features. The application can perfectly work on its own, without having to do any specific setup on Microsoft Office, it also doesn’t require any technical experience in the field.

It’s important to mention that the password decryption procedure requires an active Internet connection to analyze the file header though an online server managed by iSunShare.

The speed of password removal depends on the complexity and length of the password. That’s why, this application offers a nice auto-save feature so that you can postpone the decryption and resume it later on if the operation takes time.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls) file created by MS Excel 97, 2000, 2003 and XP.
  • Price: FREE Trial and PAID ($19.95)
  • Website: http://www.isunshare.com/excel-password-remover.html

5. iSumsoft Excel Password Remover

isunshare excel password remover

While doing our research, we were quite surprised to find that the iSumsoft and iSunshare applications were exactly the same. Both applications have the same user interface and functionalities, same supported versions and the same pricings. All what we can say here is that the iSunshare product has a solid online presence and has been reviewed by authoritative blogs in the software area.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls) file created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
  • Price: FREE Trial and PAID ($19.95)
  • Website: https://www.isumsoft.com/excel-password-remover/

6. Daossoft Excel Password Remover

daossoft excel password remover

If you are looking for another fast and user-friendly software to recover your Excel XLS file, then Daossoft is another choice to go for. The application operates identically the same way as iSunshare product to deactivate your file password protection by offering the same user interface. It seems that Excel password removal applications don’t look for diversity these days!

Moreover, it’s worth mentioning that this Excel file password remover offers additional interesting features like the free update and support of multilingual passwords removal at a lower price.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls) file created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Price: FREE Trial and PAID ($17.95)
  • Website: http://www.daossoft.com/products/excel-password-eraser.html

7. Asunsoft Excel Password Remover

asunsoft excel password remover

Similar to the aforementioned applications in this article, Asunsoft acts pretty much the same as iSunshare application by offering the same user interface and functionalities to remove your “open” password from your Excel sheet. We didn’t notice any additional benefits offered by this product. Moreover, when it comes to online presence of this product, we can state that it’s not being reviewed by any serious and authoritative websites in the field.

Asunsoft is being sold at the same price as Daossoft product and it does support less versions, so we don’t see any competitive advantage that this product could have.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls) file created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010.
  • Price: FREE Trial and PAID ($17.95)
  • Website: http://www.asunsoft.com/excel-password-clearer.html

8. eSoftTools Excel Password Recovery

esofttools excel password recovery

With eSoftTools password recovery, we are talking about a complete solution to recover all your passwords on your daily use MS office applications (Word, Access) and not only on Excel. It will help you break the password protection of all your Excel file versions without any harm.

You also have the possibility to download the demo version of the application so that you can get a real feeling of its use and satisfaction before you proceed to purchasing the licensed version. In the demo version, you will have a limited access which means that the software allows to see the first characters of your protection password only.

All the package is being sold with a decent price ($19) which gives it a real advantage compared to other password removers. Moreover, eSoftTools seems to have a solid online presence and trusted by real customers.

  • Support: Excel (*.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xltm, *.xlam, *.xla and *.xlsb) files created by Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Price: FREE Demo and PAID ($19)
  • Website: http://www.esofttools.com/excel-password-recovery.html

9. Passware Password Recovery Kit Forensic

passware excel password recovery kit forensic

Passware seems to be a very strong and professional Excel workbook password remover. It can recover complex and long passwords thanks to its combined attack types. The process of password removal is instant, but the software uses a nice auto-save search state feature which allows you to resume password recovery after a stop or a crash. Also, it will give you access to nine built-in dictionaries for multilingual passwords detection.

Regarding the price, it’s definitely not the cheapest product in the list, but you will get a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you are not satisfied and deem that it’s not worth the money you paid.

You can also download the demo version of this product to test it. However, it will recover only the first 3 characters of your protection passwords.

  • Support: Excel files up to 2003.
  • Price: FREE Demo and PAID ($39)
  • Website: https://www.passware.com/excel/

10. SysTools VBA Password Remover

systools excel password recovery

If you have multiple lost passwords to reset at once then SysTools program will get this job done thanks to its batch processing procedure. Also, this tool helps you unlock multilingual passwords in a reasonable time.

This program does not seem to be the most important product in the company portfolio since it’s offered to users as freeware.

  • Support: Excel file created by Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Price: FREE and PAID.
  • Website: https://www.systoolsgroup.com/password-recovery/excel.html

To Sum it Up

We have compiled for you a list of most of the Excel password recovery applications available on the online market today. As you noticed, these applications differ from the price offer, robustness, supported versions and online presence. After reading this article, you can deem yourself well informed to choose the best option that suits your need. We hope to read your feedback in the comments area!

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