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Remove password protection from PowerPoint 2013, 2016

It is very easy to set a protection password on PowerPoint presentation to stop others from viewing your PPT slides before showing to them. It is very simple to remove encrypting password from PPT document too, if still remember the old password.

But, if forgot the PowerPoint protecting password, how to unprotect PPT presentation without damage?

Following this article, and find the appropriate method for you.

Guide Steps
Way 1: Remove PowerPoint encrypted password from File Info
Way 2: Delete PowerPoint opening password from General Option
Way 3: Remove protection from PPT file with recovered password
Way 4: Decrypt PowerPoint document with DocRecrypt tool

Two easy ways to remove password protection from PPT 2013, 2016

If still remember the opening password, you can open the PPT file with password, and then remove the password from it easily following the two ways below.

Way 1: Remove PowerPoint encrypted password from File Info

1. Open PPT document with old password, go to File → Info → Protect Presentation → Encrypt with Password.

encrypt with password

2. Clear the dots from the text box on Encrypt Document dialog.

remove password from powerpoint file

Way 2: Delete PowerPoint opening password from General Option

1. Open PPT file with password, click on File → Save As, and select a location to save the file.

2. Click Tools, and select General Options on the drop-down list.

select general options

3. Delete the password from text box on the right side of Password to open.

Two valid ways to remove forgotten password from PPT 2013, 2016

If the PPT file is locked with password, the methods above won't work for you. Try with the two methods below to unlock PowerPoint presentation efficiently without damage.

Way 3: Remove protection from PPT file with recovered password

Step 1: Recover password for PowerPoint presentation

1.1 Download, install PowerPoint Password Tuner on your computer, and open it.

1.2 On PowerPoint Password Tuner program, click Open to select the PPT file that needs to be decrypted.

click open button

1.3 Select attack type and set the corresponding settings.

select type of attack

1.4 Click Start and begin the recovery program.

start to recover

1.5 If your password is long and complicate, it will take a while to recover password, wait for it patiently.

Step 2: Remove password from PowerPoint presentation

2.1 After a while, when the password is recovered, open PPT file with the password.

2.2 And then remove the PPT password following the steps on way 1.

Way 4: Decrypt PowerPoint document with DocRecrypt tool

Microsoft supplies the DocRecrypt tool to IT Professional to reset or remove password for Word, Excel and PowerPoint document.

1. To use the DocRecrypt tool to unlock PowerPoint file, first should meet the following condition:

2. Set up client computers for password protection by using a group policy object or the new registry settings.

3. Set up IT admin computer.

4. Use the DocRecrypt tool from the command line and remove password from PPT file with the command:

 

Reference from: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj923033.aspx

This article applies to PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016.

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