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Forgot MS Word Password? 4 Great Tools You Need

Terri Collins

May 28,2012 02:09 / Posted by to Office Tips
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Microsoft Office Word 2010/2007/2003 come with strong security feature. So if your Word document contents are critical or private, you can password protect the document protect the contents from prying eyes. However, if you forgot the Word password, Microsoft isn't going to help you open the file. In this article, you’ll find out some Word password recovery tools when you forgot open passwords to your Word 2010/2007/2003 files.

1. Word Password Unlocker

Price: $19.95

Supported Word Versions: MS Office Word 2007/2003/2000/97

Word Password Unlocker is an efficent Word password recovery tool to recover MS Word password through Brute-force attack, Brute-attack with Mask attack and Dictionary attack. By using the unique and advanced algorithm, this Word password recovery tool lets you recover Word password faster than most similar programs.

Word Password Unlocker comes with extremely easy GUI interface and you can recover Word password within a few simple clicks through this tool. And this program includes auto-save feature, so you can resume your Word password recovery process after interruption or stop. Multi-core CPU and NVIDIA CUDA technologies will be soon available in this utility.

2. Office Password Breaker

Price: $29.95

Supported Word Versions: Office Word 2003/2000/97

Office Password Breaker is great app that help you remove open passwords from Word documents created by Office 97-2003 in seconds. Instead of directly deleting the password to open your Word file, it will generate a not password-protected copy of the file. And you’ll be able to view your Word contents without password through the copy.

Office Password Breaker also supports MS Office Excel 97-2003. It can instantly unlock your secured Excel files by auto-creating a copy of them in seconds and you can access the contents of your Excel files again through the copies with the default password “999”.

3. FREE Word and Excel password recovery Wizard

Price: Freeware

Supported Word Versions: MS Office Word 2003/2000/97

FREE Word and Excel password recovery Wizard is a great free Word password recovery tool as well as a free Excel password recovery tool. It uses a brute force recovery method and dictionary attack to recover your forgotten Word or Excel passwords. Please note this program only supports files protected with “open” document password in the MS Word / MS Excel 97 – 2003 file format.

4. CrackIt!

Price: Freeware

Supported Word versions: Office Word 2003/2000/97

CrackIt! is another free tool that can help your perform Word password recovery. In reality, it works much like Free Word and Excel Password Recovery Wizard only with many less options, making the Word password cracking process very easy. Just select an alphabet (choose the largest one if you're not sure) and then let CrackIt! recover the Word password. And it also doesn’t support MS Office Word 2007 and 2010 that use the newer DOCX format.

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