XLS Passwords

Remove password within workbook/sheet:
At this situation, the freeware Excel Password Remover comes in handy. It’s a Microsoft Office Excel Add-In that removes and cracks the Excel workbooks and worksheets password protection, and thus enable you to regain access to the Excel data. It can remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.

Excel Password Remover adds two extra menu-items on the “Tools” drop-down menu (or its equivalent in non-English versions of Excel). These are:
  1. Unprotect workbook
  2. Unprotect sheet

Excel Password Removeer can be downloaded here. To install the add-in, just open it with the usual way you open an Excel file, ie. by double clicking on the file. Note that you must enable the macro for it to load properly. The add-in works in Microsoft Excel 5.0 and above (including Microsoft Office Excel 2000, XP and 2003).

Important Excel Password Remover is intended for recovering worksheet or workbook element protection password only. It should not be confused with file security password, which protects the whole Excel file from opening or editing. So if you’re unable to open an Excel file due to forgetten password, this add-in won’t be able to help you.

VBA Key resets passwords to view Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) projects source code.

VBA is a Microsoft Office component and is used by such applications as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, AutoCAD, etc.


  • State of the art password recovery engine - all files are unprotected instantly
  • All Office 2003/XP/2000/97 products are supported: Word, Excel, Access, etc.
  • Multilingual passwords are supported
  • Full install/uninstall support

Demo limitations

  • Demo version recovers passwords that are not longer than 2 characters.