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User Guide of FonesGo Excel Password Recovery

December 9, 2023
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Check out FonesGo Excel Password Recovery’s detailed tutorial to teach you how to quickly recover Excel opening passwords and remove restricted passwords.

How to Recover Excel Open Password

Currently, the product has three attack modes to recover the Excel opening password, including dictionary attack, combination attack, and brute force attack. Each attack mode is suitable for different situations, depending on how well you remember your passwords.

Dictionary Attack Mode

This mode is suitable for users who have a vague impression of password information. For example, if you know some numbers, characters, or length of your password, this is your best choice.

  1. Step 1: Download and install FonesGo Excel Password Recovery on your computer, select “Recover Excel Password” on the home page.
choose recover excel password
  1. Step 2: Import the Excel file with forgotten password, then select the “Dictionary Attack” method and click “Recover” to continue.
select dictionary attack
  1. Step 3: The product will begin to crack the password, and the scan time will depend on the length and complexity of the password.
dictionary attack scanning
note Note
If you stop the scanning process midway, FonesGo Excel Password Recovery will automatically save the process for you so that you can continue scanning next time.
stop the scanning process continue scanning
  1. Step 4: After the scan is completed, you can view the passwords and copy them to open your Excel.
found password

Combination Attack Mode

This mode is suitable for users who know most of the password information and even know the specified prefix or suffix. It will help you find your password quickly.

  1. Step 1: After installing FonesGo Excel Password Recovery, select “Combination Attack” and click “Next”.
combination attack
  1. Step 2: You can then choose the password information you remember to continue. If you don’t understand this information, you can simply ignore it and click “Next” to continue.
select password information select password information 2 select password information 3
  1. Step 3: After filling in the password information, you will see all the information in the summary window, click “Start” to continue.
check password information
  1. Step 4: The scanning process will take some time, please be patient. If your password is found, you will see the following display.
found password

Brute Force Attack Mode

Don’t be afraid if you don’t know anything about passwords, you can try this method to remove password protection. But this mode may take a long time to find your password.

  1. Step 1: Select “Brute Force Attack” and click “Recover” to continue.
brute force attack
  1. Step 2: FonesGo Excel Password Recovery will start scanning your Excel file. You can check the recovery progress at any time.
brute force attack scanning
  1. Step 3: Once done, your will see the password on the screen.
found password

How to Remove Excel Restriction Password

If you have access to the Excel file but don’t have permission to edit or add worksheets. Well, this feature will help you quickly remove restricted passwords in Excel.

  1. Step 1: Download and install FonesGo Excel Password Recovery on your computer, select “Remove Excel Password”.
remove excel password
  1. Step 2: Next, import the Excel file with restricted password and click “Remove” to proceed.
import excel file with restriction password
  1. Step 3: Your Excel restriction password will be removed after a few seconds. Now you can edit your workbook without restrictions.
remove restriction password successfully

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