Excel 2007 provides a lot feature for a user privacy, such as the read only feature and encrypt with password to protect Excel file. In many cases, a worker loses his password of the file out of carelessness. Moreover, it becomes very difficult to keep track of all the passwords you set to the Excel files. With the source from Microsoft, it doesn't provide you with a 'forgot password' feature. You won't be able to retrieve your Excel password. Searching all info on the Google, the debut of Excel password recovery tool is designed to find your Excel password back and enable you to remove password from Excel 2007 to 2019.

Since Excel doesn't provide you with a feature to remove the password without password. Actually, without a third-party software, you can't get your password back. In the following, I will recommend you how to use PassFab for Excel to retrieve your password back. Keep reading to find the answer about how to remove password from Excel 2007.

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As I said before, if you are wondering that how to remove password from Excel 2007 without password. PassFab for Excel is the tool that you can recover your Excel password with 3 attack modes. With its cut-edge technology, you may find that recovering Excel password is as easy as 1-2-3. Furthermore, you will get a 24/7 real-time reply on workdays. They are familair with the tool and can quickly help you get your Excel password. If got any confusion, you can go to fill in the online support .

The popular feature is Recover Excel Open Password. As its name showed, it can help you get the fogotten Excel password. The left one is Remove Excel Edit Restriction, it can removes the editing restrictions from your Excel file.

  • Download the software and select the function "Recover Excel Open Password".

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  • Import the password protected file into it. When your file is being loaded into the software, you need to provide the type of password removal attack to the software, as the software uses 3 different kind of attacks.

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  • Once the attack type has been selected, the software will take some time, depending upon the length and complexity of your password.

  • After some time, a dialogue window will appear and it will show your password that you forgot.

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  • Simply, enter that password into your file and remove the protection from it.

Can the Method of VBA Code Remove Excel 2007 Password

VBA stands for Visual Basic for Application. It is the programming language used by Excel. In a word, Visual basic is the language that Microsoft Excel understands. So back to the point, with more less success rate and only supporting the Excel version before Excel 2003, the VBA code can't remove Excel 2007 password. But, it can remove Excel worksheet protection. Here its the guide on how to remove Excel 2007 worksheet password protection.

  • Press ALT + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application.

  • Click on "File" and import the file you need to remove the password from.

  • Once your file is opened in the VBA, you need to select "Insert" and then "Module" from it.

  • A new window will pop up, and in that window, you need to paste the VBA code (that you can find on internet very easily) for removing a password from an Excel file.

    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

  • After pasting, just press F5 or Run.

  • It will take some time, but eventually your password will be removed from your Excel file.

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Can the Method of ZIP Remove Excel 2007 Password

Much wrong infomation is through over the internet and you must hear that use ZIP to remove forgotten Excel 2007 password. So, what's the correct answer for this question. After verifying this method, we must tell you seriously, it can't remove the Excel 2007 password, but it can change the extension of the Excel, and you can only remove the Excel worksheet password, rather than Excel file password. We will guide you the detailed steps if you want to remove the Excel 2007 worksheet protection.

  • Change the extension of your password protected file to ".zip" from ".xlsx".

  • Now, extract your file anywhere, and it will create a new folder containing your protected file.

  • Right click on the file and select "Edit", the file's XML information will be opened in Notepad.

  • In notepad, search for the keyword "Sheet Protection" and delete every single entry containing it.

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  • Save the file and paste this edited file into the zip folder and it will replace your protected file.

  • Change the extension back to ".xlsx" from ".zip".

  • Open the file and the password protection will be removed.


Excel password removal is a very critical situation faced by hundreds of people every day. A lot of people set passwords to their important files and forgets the password after some time. As Excel doesn't provide with the "forgot password" feature, people face so many difficulties in recovering their password protected files. We have discussed some amazing ways on how to remove password protection from Excel 2007 file. We have also seen an amazing online software knowns as PassFab for Excel that provides 100% password recovery. Along with providing password recovery tools, PassFab for Excel application is very user-friendly so that the users get good experience out of it. If you can find any other useful method toremove password from a protected Excel 2007 file, feel free to tell us and we will definitely look into it. Thank you.