unprotecting excel sheets

Ever solve a problem, then 6 months later need to solve it again but don’t recall how you solved it previously? That is the sort of housekeeping I’m doing with this post. I make no guarantee that the site or tool mentioned below is safe/secure for your use. Always take necessary precautions.

Have an Excel file that has password protected sheets or workbooks? I found a handy set of macros to facilitate unprotecting such files over at straxx.com. To be safe, I’d suggest unlocking the files, copying the contents out to a new file, and make sure no strange macros get carried over. I didn’t witness any, but better to be safe. And do this all on an expendable system. [excel password crack unprotect]