Excel Password Recovery Key

Excel Password Recovery Key


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.3
File Size:
875.53KB
Date Added:
May 21, 2004
Price:
Free to try (Recovers 2-character passwords); $45.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
115,826
Downloads Last Week:
56
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Effective and powerful, Excel Password Recovery Key has minor disappointments: its manual and trial limitations. The utility performed well in our tests, finding simple passwords in seconds and showing good speeds when searching variants with the dictionary method. Unfortunately, trial-version limitations prevented us from estimating the speed of brute-force attacks. Since some searches may take a while, it's helpful to be able to set process priorities to minimize performance issues. The manual could do a better job explaining some of the program's advanced capabilities. We'd recommend Excel Password Recovery Key for anyone desperate to uncover lost or forgotten spreadsheet passwords.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4 stars

    "Effective if you can customize the settings"

    July 04, 2014   |   By StarWarsFan79

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Pros

    Decent password recovery speed (you'll need powerful hardware)
    Opportunity to customize password recovery settings

    Cons

    Even with the most powerful PC, a password recovery process may continue for ages if the password is complex and you remember nothing about the password
    The user manual could be much more detailed

    Summary

    I used this program like 1 million times at work and confirm it may do the trick if the user who have forgotten the password knows how it most likely looked like or of course if the password is pretty simple. Fore more complex passwords or in case a password must be removed urgently, I recommend online services like www.password-find.com etc. that employ pretty efficient cloud computing facilities for password recovery.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked great"

    September 27, 2011   |   By Greg Lovern

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Pros

    Worked great. Quickly recovered long worksheet workbook & passwords.

    Cons

    None.

    It did not try to send an email as some here have complained, but that may be because I went to the Passware website to get the current demo version. The one here is from 2004.

    Summary

    I saw that the trial version here was 7 years old, so I followed the link to the Passware website and downloaded the trial there. Then I paid for a registered version. It took only a few seconds to get several long worksheet passwords, and the workbook structure passwords, on a file created in Excel 2010.

    I haven't tested it on VBA or file-open passwords.

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  • 1 stars

    "doesn't work & tried to send a silent email"

    August 23, 2008   |   By empressbat

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Pros

    nothing it is just a waste of download time

    Cons

    doesn't work and it tries to SPAM you

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast & Effective"

    July 06, 2008

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Pros

    Fast and effective, even on relatively strong passwords. The first Excel file that I gave it had multiple sheets, only one of which was protected. It turned out to have a 15-character, apparently random password, which was recovered in about 6 seconds.

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  • 5 stars

    "bvnvb"

    June 12, 2008   |   By doda63

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Pros

    vbnvb

    Cons

    bnb

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  • 1 stars

    "Spy Ware"

    September 23, 2004

    Version: Excel Password Recovery Key 6.3

    Summary

    No only did it not see the password I had on my file that I forgot. It tried to send email from my computer. It tried to connect to the internet.

    Why, because it's just spy ware!

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