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Crack an Excel file

Posted by Andrew R.


Oatley, NSW

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Wednesday, 17th Jul 2013
I need you to get the VBA passwords for an excel 2010 file.
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Hi i might be able to help you with this. If you can forward me the file, i can make an attempt and reply with the password.
Sorry, I take that back. The file appears to be repaired properly if you change the VBA password (without locking for viewing) the first time you open the file for repair.
Hi Andrew. Did you pull out the bin file for editing? The article I posted isn't very clear. I could have a go if you like but even if successful the file wouldn't be cleanly unlocked and thus can't be re-protected, so it may not be useful for your purposes.
Andrew R.poster
Hi all,

thanks for your help, the ultimate objective is to completely unlock the file so I can modify it. I tried your workaround Michael but couldn't find the script to modify it in the Hex editor. I'd someone would like to bid for the project I'll
send them the file to have a look at.
Note that from my experience the file will act funny if you try to re-activate a password so depending on your ultimate objective it would be best to transfer the code and properties to a new file (which could involve work).
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