Word document password recovery mac

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Skip to main content. Is there a way to recover a password for a word document docx on a mac? I have found sites offering shareware and freeware but only for windows systems.

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One site suggested resaving the document as an RTF, but since I cannot open the document, I cannot figure out how to do this. Thank you for any ideas. This thread is locked.


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I have a word document that prompts the user for a password to open it, the dialogue box is like below. I found some code to break a password using brute force which is below written it from with Excel.


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    The file needs to be in. As "Matt" said simply converting the file extension to.

    Tried and tested in Word Just don't forget to rename the now edited zip folder back to. All credit to Matt.

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    I adjusted your original code, so it's not dependent on the password being a certain length. Also it will now move from left to right, adding a new character with each pass, and prevents the popups when trying to open the document.

    This can be used for workbooks as well. It takes a very long time to run. If it is an encrypted password, then this may be the best option without downloading a third party password breaker. Listen now.

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