How to Open Password Protected Excel Workbook in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, you will learn how to open password protected Excel workbook.

If you have to work on a workbook that is password protected. Here is a trick that you can follow.
 
Sign in Gmail account

Open the Google Drive

Click on Upload arrow key
 
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Then it will ask for Files & Folder option

Click on Files & then select the file where it is saved.

After uploading is done, click on the file (Protected file in our example)
 
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Click on Open button
 
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The file will be opened in Google spreadsheet
 
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Click on File menu > Download as > Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format
 
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The file will be saved on your hard disk which is now unprotected.

In this way, we can easily work around the password protected workbook.
 
 

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