Unprotect Password-Protected Document in Microsoft Word


If you cannot open the file, too bad. You'll have to go buy one of the many password-cracking softwares available for this purpose; likely a few appear in the Google ads on this page. Sorry if we misled you.

However, if you've created an online form in Word, and you've lost the password, or your coworker quit and didn't provide, then you've come to the right place.

We hope that you also learn from this article just how weak the security of these features are; so please don't go password protecting a super-important contract thinking the person you send it to cannot still use it.

Here we go...this is really tough, now, okay?

Open a new, blank Word document. Hit Insert File, and insert your password-protected file.