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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 11, 2011
    forgot word password
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry if this appears stupid but I have put together a document in word and locked it for safety and now cannot think of the password having tried about 30 different options!

    Does anyone know how I can view the document or reset/recover my password? I am using Word 2008 OS X 10.6.4

    Thanks for your help


  2. #2

    Buzzard2010's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2010
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    There are a few password recovery software downloads out there, mainly for windows-based PCs though, although if you can transfer the file to a Windows PC then get a freeware password recovery that actually works then try that.
    Other than that i'm out of ideas, seems the password function has worked TOO well lol

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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks for your reply - unfortunately I have no access to a pc as everyone I know uses Macs - including my whole office and my wife's office!!

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Then you're out of luck. There is no password recovery software that I know of for OS X. As suggested by the previous reply, find a PC and transfer the file to it and then download this.

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