You will need
- - the computer with the installed program.
Start Microsoft Word, select File – Open or click the Open button on the standard toolbar. Select the document you want to unlock. To remove protection Word document, run the command "File" – "Save as". Select a save location, file type, select "Web page" and click "OK". You can then unprotect a Word document.
Open the folder in which you saved the document as a web page. This file will have the extension HTML. Right-click the mouse on the document, click "Open with" to remove the document protection, choose the program Notepad. Find the command "Search" in the code of the document the following tag: <w:UnprotectPassword>, in this tag, in turn, find the line, it will look approximately so: w:nprotectPassword>ABCDEF01</w:UnprotectPassword>. Between the tags will be the password to modify the document. To remove the password from the document, copy it to the clipboard, then open the document in Word and unlock using the found password.
You can also open the document in a hexadecimal editor, find the value of the password, overwrite it four 0x00. Next, open the document in Word and use a blank password to remove the document protection.
Save the document in the format .docx. Change the file extension to .zip (context menu on the file, click Rename, remove .docx, instead enter .zip). Open the resulting archive, select the file settings.xml click "Extract". Open this file with a text editor, find the following tag <w:documentProtection ... />, remove it. Next, add the file settings.xml in the files, confirm the file replacement. Rename the archive file with the extension .docx. Open the document in Word, the protection is removed.
Advice 2 : How to unlock a Word document
Microsoft Word allows users to install protection on generated documents. But by setting a password for a long time, you can easily forget. In such cases, and become very useful programme, allowing you to restore lost access. What you need to do to unprotect a document?
You will need
- - Word Password Recovery Wizard.
Download Word Password Recovery Wizard from the Internet. Please note that the program is shareware. Therefore, long-term use, you will have to purchase a license or look for a free counterpart. Also note what documents, what versions of MS Office can run the program. Install the application on your hard drive. It should be noted that the choice of such programs is quite broad. The principle is basically the same.
Run the program. Will bring up the main dialog. In order to start to delete passwords, you must specify the desired file. To do this, click on the icon "Open", located on the main toolbar or select the corresponding item from the main menu. Then in the workspace tab will appear. Automatically starts the process of guessing the password for this document due to already having the default profile. If a password is specified, it will appear in the corresponding tab the Status/Document Protection", if not, go to step 3.
Configure or select the appropriate search profile and remove the password. To do this, use the main menu "Tools/Profile manager..." or the icon "Profile managers", which is located on the main toolbar. In the dialog box "Attack profile manager" for the basic settings password. You can apply the default profile, use the profile designer, you can manually select the appropriate options for selection.
Select the menu item "Attack/Resume or press the Ctrl+Alt+R. this will Launch the process of password guessing. It may take some time. After the selection in the tab "Status/Document Protection" will be the password protection of the document. That's all. Open the document, go to "tools/unprotect...", enter the password and unlock the document.