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Default How to Protect My Excel Spreadsheets with a Password?

Many individuals and businesses use Excel spreadsheets to calculate and monitor sensitive financial information. Microsoft Excel contains many features to protect the data in a worksheet. Password protecting a spreadsheet requires a password to open and modify a spreadsheet. To password protect your Excel file you must encrypt the spreadsheet. Encrypting a spreadsheet converts the text of the document to an unreadable format. Upon entering the password, Microsoft Excel converts the document to its original format, allowing the user to view the information in the spreadsheet.

Excel offers a very similar style of protection to Microsoft Word. Just click on File, Save As and follow these steps:
Step 1: Click on Tools in the upper right corner of the file save dialog box
Step 2: Click on General Options
Step 3: You can enter a password in the box next to Password to open if you wish the file to be completely inaccessible without the password
Or, you can click on the Advanced button next to the password box to choose a higher level of encryption that is even harder to break into
Step 4: You can enter a password in the box next to Password to modify if it is OK for others to open the file, but you want to restrict who can make changes to the file
Step 5: Click on OK to close the General Options box
Step 6: Select a name for your file and click Save

On on hand, a password created for for MS Excel spreadsheet is safe to prevent from prying eyes; on the other hand, if you forgot the open password, what would you do to regain access the Office Excel files? For instance, you are now using an Excel 2007 spreadsheet for financial affairs meeting. But the password you set before is lost. How to recover Excel 2007 password to get into it? At this time, an efficient way is to take an Excel 2007 password recovery tool to do so, such as Excel Password Unlocker, which is powerful to solve the trouble with 3 kinds of attacks.
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