Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard

Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.15
  • Total Downloads:
    492,006
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,236
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you've forgotten a simple password for a Word or Excel file, this free utility is a good way to recover it. Compared to full-fledged password crackers, Free Word Excel Password Wizard offers a very limited set of attacks. However, the free demos of fuller-featured programs typically let you recover passwords of only one or two characters--in other words, they're useless for any practical purpose. The developers of this program acknowledge it's only useful for short, simple passwords (for instance, English words) of up to eight characters, but it does a decent job cracking those. You can choose character sets and dictionary files, and in our tests the program discovered the password lover in a few seconds. Give it a shot before moving on to more powerful remedies.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Free tool that can recover passwords to old Office docs"

July 17, 2014  |  By StarWarsFan79

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

Free and capable of recovering passwords for the documents saved in the old Office 97-2003 format

Cons

Does not support newer Office 2007-2013 documents

Summary

I used to recover passwords to my documents with this program a few years back and it successfully retrieved the passwords. As noted above, it cannot recover passwords for files saved in Office 2007 and newer versions so I signed up for the commercial service which is advertised in this program. That service is called Password-find.com and it does support the new file formats. If the older formats are the only ones you have, I certainly recommend you go with this free Wizard.

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5 stars

"Great free tool for simple passwords"

February 16, 2014  |  By hkorn

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

Tool took 10 seconds to "crack" a simple password I had created for a Word doc about 10 years ago. Easy to use. Thank You to the Developer for this great tool.

Cons

Not sure if it can handle more complex passwords.

Summary

Smart to try this first as free, simple tool before spending $ on other software like this.

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4 stars

"TRIAL WORKED FOR ME."

January 26, 2014  |  By MEGATEK1

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

Worked just as advertised.

Cons

None that I found

Summary

As another reviewer stated insure you choose "Custom" to avoid the unwanted add-ons.

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1 stars

"It didn't work"

December 22, 2013  |  By Arenao

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

I try to download and install it to my computer and hope it can recover my Word 2010 document password, but it didn't work.

Cons

Very slow to recover my password

Summary

It didn't work for me, so i have to search another tool from Google, finally I use the SmartKey Office Password Recovery from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/officepasswordrecovery.html

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3 stars

"Works fine, for short passwords"

November 01, 2013  |  By spacel

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

Solves up to 4 character passwords.

Cons

Lots of addons in toolbars, not good with long excel passwords. there are many other softwares which don't count this as a problem like here:

http://www.squidoo.com/recoverexcel

Summary

Not really applicable, since most passwords are longe

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1 stars

"Got more than I asked for! BEWARE!!"

July 13, 2013  |  By nobodycan7

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

I learned something: that not all of the CNET downloads are free of unwanted extras.

Cons

Gave me a bunch of malware and changed my toolbar, both of which I had declined when installing. Huh? How did that happen? Pain in the butt to totally remove. I HOPE it's all gone.

Plus it does not work for Word 2007 or 2010. It just sends you to a link where you can buy a more powerful program to get around a forgotten password.

Bait and switch, plus malware? NO THANKS!

Summary

A huge waste of time if you are hoping to get some help with later versions of Word.

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2 stars

"not what i was looking for."

May 14, 2013  |  By reginamhord

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

not what i was looking for.

Cons

not what i was looking for.

Summary

not what i was looking for.

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4 stars

"simple and easy"

April 11, 2013  |  By pvdm01

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

installation strait foreward and quick (However use custome installation to prevent unwanted toolbar)

Cons

I did not fins anything wrong

Summary

Very easy an quick . the interface is very user friendly
You can opt for number or letter passwords to try (or both)
it took 20 sec to "unlock" my Excell file

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1 stars

"Quits working mid-process to sell premium product."

April 03, 2013  |  By vernes1978

 |  Version: Free Word Excel and Password Recovery Wizard 2.1.12

Pros

Up to 4 and a half character it will work
Applies Small dictionary list fast

Cons

Pretends to allow you to find your password but halts the process in the middle to tell you you better buy the premium product instead.

Summary

Piece of crap product that lacks the decency to tell the truth about it's test version.

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4 stars

"Worths attention if you don't have money for a paid one"

December 03, 2012  |  By christhewolf

 |  Version: Free Word Excel password recovery Wizard 2.1.11

Pros

Free.
Capable of working as advertised.

Cons

No support of Word and Excel 2007/2010.
Slow.

Summary

May prove useful if you are truely determined to pay no money for password recovery. Otherwise, I would rather recommended to try some online password removal serivce like www.password-find.com - they can instantly unlock documents for a song.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.15
Version 2.1.15 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FREE Password Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.freewordexcelpassword.com
Release Date August 28, 2014
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 2.1.15
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name FreeWordExcelpasswordrecoverywizard_.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 492,006
Downloads Last Week 1,236
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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