Four Steps to Recover Office 2007 Password More Efficiently
Step 1: Determine the protection way of the file
Before starting to recover Office password, you should know the password type of your encrypted office file, thus you would find a workable solution.
MS office password has following types: Password to open, Password to modify, Document or Sheet or Workbook Protection Password, and VBA Modules, to determine how is your office document is protected, please refer to The differences of password protections ways in Microsoft office 2007 and other posts.
Step 2: Estimate password recovery time
If the password must be cracked by software, you should learn to figure out approximate password recovery time by Online Password Calculator. Consider the recovery time you could afford, and decide whether to recover Office 2007 password or not. By doing this, you won't waste your precious time to recover password for a not so valuable file.
Step 3: Select a powerful office password recovery tool
If you decide to retrieve password to open office document by software, Office Password Unlocker is highly recommended to recover Office password, which is developed to recover passwords for MS Word/ Excel 2007/2003/2000/97 and PPT/Access 2007. It provides three types of password attack: brute-force attack, brute-force attack with mask, and dictionary attack. You can choose either attack according to your situation to effectively recover office 2007 password.
It also allows you to quicken running process by using multiple-core processors, which can accelerate the password recovery speed significantly.
Step 4: Start password recovery
Click Open to import the encrypted office document into Office Password Unlocker, choose an attack type, make proper settings, and then begin recovering password. The smaller the limited range of the password is, the faster you will get the correct password. But do not set it wrongly; otherwise, you will not gain the password.