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Excel Password Tuner FAQ

Answers to Excel Password Tuner frequently asked questions

  • What can I do with Excel Password Tuner?
  • With the help of Excel Password Tuner, you can recover lost or forgotten password for Excel files 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/XP/2000.
  • What can I do to accelerate the Excel password recovery speed?
  • 1. First, you can set the program priority to allocate more CPU power to Excel Password Tuner to accelerate recovery speed.

    2. Next, select an appropriate attack type. For example, if you still remember partial of the password, select the Mask with Brute-force attack.

    3. Then, set the attacking parameters.

    If select Brute-force attack, set the password range and length.
    If select the Mask attack, set the Start from, End at, Mask box.
    If select Dictionary attack, add the possible character combinations to the Password dictionary.
  • What is Brute-Force attack type?
  • At this attack mode, Excel Password Tuner program will try all possible character combinations in the specified set and character range selected.
  • What is Brute-force with Mask attack?
  • If you still remember partial of the password, first select the Brute-force attack to set the password range and length. And then select the Mask attack to set the Start from, End at, and Mask box.
  • What is Dictionary attack type?
  • On this attack mode, Excel Password Tuner program will try all the passwords listed on the dictionary. You can list all possible passwords on a notepad (one line a password string), and then save it to a password dictionary.
  • How long will it take to recover my Excel file password?
  • The times it will take to recover Excel password depends on the password complexity and attacking settings. The stronger the password, the longer time it will take. And if select the appropriate attack type and adjust the attack settings correctly, it will shorten much of time.
  • Can I suspend the Excel password recovery process?
  • Yes. If want suspend, click on Stop button on the top of Excel Password Tuner program.
  • Can I save the Excel password recovery process?
  • Yes. When you click on Stop button, you will be prompted to save the project. If want to save the password recovery process, click on Yes to save it.
  • Can I resume the Excel password recovery process?
  • Yes. If the project has been saved after stopping, then it will be able to be resumed the next time start.
  • Will the password recovery program cause damage to my excel file?
  • No. The Excel Password Tuner program is designed with Read-only operations, so it won't cause any damage to your excel file.
  • Can I remove my Excel file password with Excel Password Tuner?
  • No. Excel Password Tuner can't help to remove password from Excel file. To remove protected password from Excel file, you can recover the forgotten password with Excel Password Tuner to open the Excel file, and then remove password from it. Or get the Office Password remover program to remove password from Excel (*.xls) file directory.