January 4, 2017

How to Change or Remove Excel Sheet Password Protection

If your excel sheet has been protected with a password, whether you can change or remove it?

As we know, worksheet password can be changed or removed easily by anyone who knows the current password.

1. Remove Worksheet protection password with "Unprotect Sheet" command:


1-1 Open your excel workbook that contains excel sheet you need to remove protection.

1-2 Click the sheet tab in workbook and tap on "Review > Changes > Unprotect Sheet".


1-3 Enter password in "Unprotect Sheet" dialog and click OK to confirm sheet protection password removal.



2. Change Worksheet protection password with "Protect Sheet" command:


2-1 Select the sheet in workbook and click "Review > Protect Sheet" command in Changes group.


2-2 In "Protect Sheet" dialog, check the options you want to allow all users of this worksheet to do. Then type a new password to protect sheet and click OK.


2-3 Retype the password in Confirm Password dialog and click OK. 


But if you don’t know or have forgotten excel sheet password, how can you remove and change?

As is known, if you forget or lose password, Microsoft can’t retrieve it for you. So the methods "Unprotect Sheet" command talked about above would not help to remove excel worksheet password protection.


What we can do only is to find an effective method that can unprotect excel sheet without password. So that excel sheet protection would be removed automatically. Here I just want to share you powerful software, iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius, which could easily remove sheet protection password with one click.

Remove excel sheet protection password with software:


Step 1: After launching Workbook Unprotect Genius full version on computer, click "Open" button to import protected excel file (including the excel sheet you want to remove password).


Tips: Please make sure the excel file should be .xlsx format. If not, convert excel file to this format at first.

Step 2: Click Remove Password button and excel sheet protection password is removed.



And then if you want to change the excel sheet protection password, just make full use of Protect Sheet command in Excel Review > Changes tab.

Note: It is worth mentioning that this software also could remove workbook protection password and read-only password at the same time. 

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December 4, 2016

How to Unlock Excel Workbook Locked for Editing

While Excel Workbook is just locked for editing because of existence of workbook/worksheet and read-only password, how can you unlock the workbook?


Tips: While Excel Workbook is also locked for viewing, please find the excel workbook open password at first, and then open and remove open password from excel file, otherwise following method would not work.

If you know the password to protect excel workbook from editing, just need to type password while excel workbook asks and you could unlock locked workbook and edit it without restrictions.

But if you forgot the workbook/sheet password, how can you do to unlock excel workbook from read-only?

Suppose you could get an effective workbook unprotect software, such as iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius, unlocking excel workbook locked for editing would be easy to do. Just like the following introductions, you would learn how it works.

Step 1: Install and run iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius.

Learn about iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius at first if you are not sure whether it would help you or not. And get its full version if you have made a decision to unlock locked excel workbook with it. At last, install and run it on your computer.


Step 2: Browse computer to add locked excel workbook with "Open" button.

Click on Open button on menu and an Open dialog appears, where you can browse computer and select the locked excel workbook you need to unlock. Click Open button again to add the locked excel workbook to iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius.


Step 3: Remove forgotten password from locked excel workbook.

Are you ready to remove forgotten password from locked excel workbook to make it editable? Now tap on Remove Password button and the software would instantly remove workbook/sheet/read-only password from locked workbook.



Successfully unlocking locked excel workbook would not be hard to realize if you follow the above steps to do. But it is worth recommending that only excel 2007-2016 workbook is available now in iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius. So if the workbook you need to unlock is excel 97-2003, please convert it into available version excel 2007-2016 (*.xlsx) firstly and then above steps would guide you how to do.

Note: If only sheet password exists in excel workbook that makes it locked for editing, you could also try another freeway VBA to unlock your locked excel workbook by unprotecting worksheet with code.

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November 17, 2016

Forgot Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password and No Internet to Reset

Forgot Microsoft account password to login Windows 10 computer?

As is known, everyone could reset forgotten Microsoft account password through Microsoft online password reset service. If Internet is connected normally, please try this free and effective way. Believe you could sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account soon. But if you have no available Internet, how can you do that after Windows 10 Microsoft account password forgot?

At this moment, I think there is no way better than third-party Microsoft account password recovery tool that can work offline and effectively, just like the iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced I have ever used to recover Microsoft account and local account password at the same time for my locked Windows 10 computer. So why not try it if there is no better way?


Simple steps to reset Windows 10 Microsoft account forgotten password without Internet


Step 1: Get iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced full version to run.

Just contact iSunshare corporation and you would get Windows Password Genius Advanced full version. Then install it and run on an accessible computer that could help to burn the third-party software into removal boot device, such as USB flash drive.

run Microsoft account password recovery program

Step 2: Burn the third-party software into removal boot device.

1. Find a writable USB flash drive and insert it into computer where Windows Password Genius Advanced runs. And select "USB device" as burning device on program.

2. Choose USB drive you insert and click "Begin burning" button to make a USB boot disk.

select usb drive to burn windows password recovery program

The boot disk after successfully burned is the key to reset Windows forgotten password, no matter the user account is Microsoft account or local account. So please keep it in safe place. When you need it next time after you forgot Windows login password or locked out of computer, just need to plug it into your computer and you can do password reset or new administrator creation with it.

successfully burn Microsoft account password reset disk

Step 3: Reset Windows 10 forgotten Microsoft account password on locked computer.

1. Plug USB boot disk you have burned into locked Windows 10 computer.

2. Enter BIOS Setup and set USB flash drive as first boot device in Windows 10 computer.

3. Save BIOS settings and successfully start locked Windows 10 computer from USB boot disk.

4. Instantly you would see iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on locked computer and lists the Microsoft account you want to reset password.

select Windows 10 Microsoft account to reset forgotten password

5. Select Microsoft account in user list and click on "Reset Password" button. Then click "Yes" to confirm that Microsoft account password would be reset to "iSunshare@2012".

reboot windows 10 after Microsoft account password reset

Now you have successfully reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password after forgot with no Internet. But in order to sign in Windows 10 normally with Microsoft account and its new password, it is necessary to click "Reboot" button on iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced and exit USB boot disk instantly before computer restarts.

Just wait for Windows 10 restarting from hard drive and enter login screen. Now type new password "iSunshare@2012" under login user "Microsoft account" and press Enter button to sign in Windows 10 computer successfully.

sign in windows 10 with Microsoft account new password


Tips:

About how to reset local account password for Windows 10 computer login, just need to follow article about resetting Windows 10 forgotten password.

June 15, 2016

How to Remove Password Protection from PDF Document without Open Password

Two options I know that can remove open password from PDF document.

Way 1: Remove open password from PDF document in Adobe Acrobat


1. In Adobe Acrobat, open password protected PDF file. When it asks for open password, just type it to successfully open the PDF document.

open password protected pdf file in adobe acrobat

2. Now you can view the content of PDF document. Click Remove Security option on toolbar, and confirm to remove PDF password.

remove pdf password protection in adobe acrobat

Tips: If the PDF document is also restricted on edit, you would get a prompting message asking for permissions password. When you don’t have, you would not remove password protection or remove open password. But, if you use way 2, everything will be different.

Way 2: Remove password protection from PDF document in Google Chrome


1. Run Google Chrome and open a new page. Drag protected PDF document to this page. And enter PDF open password then click Submit button. Password protected PDF file will be opened in Google Chrome.

open protected pdf document in chrome

2. You can view but not edit it now. But as long as you click Save as button, and choose to save all the pages as a new PDF file, you will remove open and edit password together from password protected PDF document.

remove password from pdf document with chrome

It seems easy to do PDF open password remove with above ways. But if there is no open password for the encrypted PDF document, such as PDF open password forgot or lost, they would not work because you cannot open encrypted PDF file in Adobe Acrobat or Google Chrome.

So the first matter you need to do is just recovering PDF open password before really removing password protection from PDF file in Adobe Acrobat or Google Chrome.

How can you easily and fast recovery PDF document open password?

Utility introduced below is an effective PDF password recovery tool I know that promises to successfully recover PDF open password on a computer or in a LAN (Local Area Network).

If you just have a computer to use, iSunshare PDF Password Genius Standard is OK. And there is a trial version free for you to have a try at first.

If you have not only one computer in LAN, you can consider choosing PDF Password Genius Professional full version, which could help you find PDF open password in higher speed.


find pdf open password fast in lan

After PDF open password is recovered with iSunshare tool you choose, please don’t be hesitate to remove PDF document password protection with Google Chrome or Adobe Acrobat.

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May 26, 2016

WinZip Password Recovery - Easily Recover WinZip Forgotten Password

How can I easily recover my WinZip file forgotten password? So urgent it is for me because there are lots of important files and images saved in the .zip file I have to use for my Office meeting few minutes later. Therefore, you know the way available to recover WinZip password or open password protected WinZip file should be both safe and effective.

So fortunately you are, since I have also met such problem. But I don’t choose to directly open encrypted zip file with some utilities, most of which probably would crack the zip archive. Instead, I recover forgotten zip password with green software called iSunshare ZIP Password Genius at first. 

Then I could save the zip password or take it to open my encrypted zip file. iSunshare ZIP Password Genius provides two editions to work on a computer or in a LAN, and recover zip/winzip/7zip password with different speed. So you don’t need to worry whether it could recover your WinZip file password. Now just please follow steps below to do with the WinZip password recovery tool.

Steps to Easily Recover WinZip Forgotten Password with WinZip Password Recovery Tool


Step 1: Install and run WinZip password recovery tool on computer.

Now the WinZip password recovery tool I choose is iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Standard, because I have only one computer used for recovering zip password. But if you have more computers in LAN to use, please don’t be hesitated to get iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional. Faster recovery speed you would enjoy later in LAN.


Step 2: Browse computer and add encrypted WinZip file.

Tap Open button and you can browse computer to find encrypted WinZip file you need to recover password. Select it and click Open button to import it into ZIP Password Genius. It would appear then in box Encrypted File.

browse and add encrypted winzip file

Step 3: Select an appropriate WinZip password recovery type and set details.

Just click Type of attack, and you could choose one appropriate type for your encrypted WinZip file from the drop-down list. Under the attack type, there are several options you can set to make password recovery range and length more accurate. Available options would be different if you choose different password attack type. More information you can see in the passage talking about how to set password attack type.

select appropriate winzip password recovery type

Step 4: Recover WinZip password after forgot.

The step 3 is just intended to make WinZip password recovery more effective than when you do nothing. So no matter you follow step 3 to do or not, you can click Start button no to let WinZip password recovery begin. You could see the progress on ZIP Password Genius until the progress finish finding out WinZip password. WinZip password would show in new dialog where you can copy password and open your encrypted WinZip file in compression software.

recover winzip password after forgot successfully

In summary, you just need to run WinZip password recovery tool, add encrypted WinZip file, and choose attack type to recover WinZip password on ZIP Password Genius designed with friendly-user interface. So easily for everyone to recover zip password on a computer. Then could open or extract password protected WinZip file to get out important files and images for you.

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May 13, 2016

How to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File without Password

As is known, when we have a zip/winzip/7zip file, no matter it is not encrypted or protected with password we know, we can open the zip archive, view files in it, or extract it to a folder.

However, if the zip file is protected with unknown password, no matter which option we have chosen to encrypt zip file in WinRAR, we cannot view, open even extract encrypted zip file.

So the best way is to keep encrypted zip file password in safe place. Once we need it, we could easily find out to use. But if you lost or forgot zip password unfortunately, whether you cannot extract encrypted zip file?

Surely it is not. Now the utilities used usually, such as NSIS and iSunshare ZIP Password Genius, could help users to extract encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File without password.
  • NSIS: free and directly extract zip file without password
  • iSunshare ZIP Password Genius: free trial and find password to extract encrypted zip file

Let’s see how they help to extract encrypted .zip file in following article.

Option 1: Take NSIS to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File


Step 1: Download, install and run NSIS on your computer.

Step 2: Choose Installer based on ZIP on NSIS to open Zip2Exe window.

choose installer based on zip option

Step 3: Click Open button to select encrypted .zip file in Zip2Exe window.

choose encrypted zip file to generate as exe file

Step 4: Confirm the location of output exe file and click on Generate button.

Step 5: Double-click exe file you get after generation. And install it to destination folder.

install exe file to extract encrypted zip file without password

With the installation complete, you have extracted encrypted zip file to destination folder.

successfully extract encrypted zip file with NSIS

But sometimes I find it doesn’t work successfully. And I don’t know the reasons. At this moment, I just try other utility, iSunshare ZIP Password Genius.

Option 2: Take iSunshare Software to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File


It is heard that iSunshare ZIP Password Genius provides two editions to work on different situations. So it would be more optional than NSIS. If you have one computer, you can choose Standard edition. While you have more than one computer in LAN, you could get Professional edition to improve speed on extracting encrypted zip file.

So now I choose iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional without a second thought when I have two computers in Local Area Network.

Tip: About how to use ZIP Password Genius Standard to extract your zip file, you can follow its user guide to recover zip password on your computer at first.

Step 1: Download Professional trial version to install, and run to have a try.

When you find trial version cannot recover your encrypted zip file password, it is just because your zip file password is longer than 3 characters. In order to successfully extract your archive, you should get its full version and go on.

Step 2: Prepare client program iSunshare ZIP Peer to run on other computers in LAN.

create isunshare zip peer installation exe file
  • First, click Make Peer button to create installation file of iSunshare ZIP Peer.
  • Second, move the exe file to other accessible computers in LAN.
  • Third, install and run iSunshare ZIP Peer for zip password recovery.
install and run isunshare zip peer in lan

Your computer running iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional have automatically launched iSunshare ZIP Peer. So you don’t need to install and run iSunshare ZIP Peer again on your PC.

Step 3: Add encrypted zip file to ZIP Password Genius Professional.

Just tap on Open button, you could browse computer and select encrypted zip file you want to extract. Then you could see it imported into Encrypted File box of iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional.

import encrypted zip file into main program

Step 4: Specify probable zip password range and length in order to improve speed.

Under Range Options and Length, you could specify probable characters zip password includes and password length. The narrower the range is and shorter password length is, the less time you would spend.

specify zip password recovery range

Step 5: Start to recover zip password with main and client programs.

Click Start button on main program. Instantly client program iSunshare ZIP Peer would begin to work in LAN. All of them work together to recover zip password for imported encrypted zip file.

successfully recover encrypted zip file password

Step 6: Extract encrypted zip file with password you found.

After you find zip password with ZIP Password Genius, you can extract your encrypted zip file now as usual. Copy password and extract encrypted zip file in WinRAR or save zip password in safe place.

extract encrypted zip file with found password

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April 28, 2016

RAR Password Remover - Easily Remove Encrypted RAR File Password

WinRAR does not give users the option to change or remove a password once one has already been applied to a RAR archive. The user must create a new RAR archive without a password. But the precondition is that users have the password to extract encrypted RAR file. Otherwise, they would not create new RAR archive with the same files saved in encrypted RAR file.

Now this article would intend to introduce how to remove encrypted RAR file password with RAR password remover after RAR password forgot or lost.

Step 1: Prepare RAR password remover tool.


One of the RAR password remover tools I have ever used is RAR Password Genius. It helps to recover forgotten RAR password safely and effectively with a computer or in Local Area Network. If you have more than one available computer, you can select its Professional edition for faster RAR password recovery in LAN. If not, choose its Standard edition please to recover RAR password with four powerful password attack types.

Install and run RAR Password Genius Professional now on computer, because Professional edition also works on one computer to recover RAR password. This feature is the same as Standard edition.

choose rar password genius professional

Step 2: Prepare RAR password recovery client program.


With Professional main program, it would be easy for everyone to create client programs to run on other computers in the LAN.

First, click Make Peer button to create installation file of client program iSunshare RAR Peer.

create installation file of iSunshare RAR Peer

Second, install iSunshare RAR Peer on all other computers in LAN with its installation exe file.

install iSunshare RAR Peer in LAN

Third, run iSunshare RAR Peer after complete installation.

run iSunshare RAR Peer in LAN

Step 3: Add encrypted RAR file and make settings for probable password range/length.


1. Click on Open button on main program to browse and select encrypted RAR file you want to recover password. Then it would appear in Encrypted File box.

2. Under Range Options and Length, you can check the probable characters the encrypted RAR file password includes, and minimal/maximal password length to shorten RAR password recovery time.

import encrypted RAR file for password recovery

Step 4: Recover encrypted RAR file password with RAR Password Genius Professional.


After all above have been done, it is time for you to click Start button to make RAR Password Genius Professional and its client programs begin to work on password recovery.

start encrypted rar file password recovery

  1. On main program, you can view the recovery speed and how many client programs join in password recovery.
  2. On client program, you can see whether it is work and how fast it is running to recover RAR password.
recover encrypted rar file password with client program

The more computer CPUs you use, the faster recovery speed you will enjoy. Generally about few seconds later, you would see RAR password popping up in new dialog.

successfully recover encrypted rar file password

Step 5: Extract encrypted RAR file with recovered password.


1. Copy recovered password, and click Open button to open encrypted RAR file in WinRAR etc default compression software.

2. Click Extract to button on WinRAR toolbar, click OK and enter password asked in pop-up dialog. Click OK at last to extract encrypted RAR file successfully. You would get a folder having the same name as encrypted RAR file, such as "sample".

extract encrypted rar file with recovered password

Step 6: Create new archive without password to remove encrypted RAR file password.


1. Right click "sample" folder and choose Add to archive option in context menu.

add folder to new archive after extracting RAR file

2. In Archive name and parameters dialog, confirm Archive name and Archive format RAR under General tab, then click OK to create new archive without password.

create new archive to remove RAR password

3. Take the new archive instead of original encrypted RAR file from then on. It means that you have successfully removed RAR password from encrypted RAR file.

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