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Office Password Tuner FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Office Password Tuner

  • What is Office Password Tuner?
  • Office Password Tuner is an Office all-in-one password recovery tool. It enables you to recover lost or forgotten password for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access/Outlook file.
  • Which attack type is best for me?
  • On the drop-down list below Type of attack you will see four attack types: Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary, Smart attack.

    Brute-force attack: At this attack mode, Office Password Tuner program will try all possible characters combinations in the specified set. If have no idea which attack type is best for you, keep the default option: Brute-force.

    Mask attack: If you still remember some partial of the Office document password, it is highly to select the Brute-force with Mask attack. It will be faster than Brute-force attack only.

    Dictionary attack: The Office Password Tuner engine will try all characters combinations stored in the password dictionary. It supports self-created dictionary.

    Smart attack: The Office password recovery program will try all printable character combinations. So it will be slower than the other attack types.
  • How to configure the attacking parameters?
  • If select Brute-force attack type, click on Range to select the password range. And then click on Length to set the password minimal length and maximal length.

    If select Mask attack, first select the Brute-force attack to set the password range and length. Then select Mask attack to Start from, End at, Mask box.

    If select Dictionary attack, find the built-in dictionary and add the possible characters combinations on it. Or create a dictionary by yourself.

    If select smart attack, you don't need to configure the parameters, just click on Start button to begin.
  • Can I remove Office document password with Office Password Tuner?
  • No, you can't remove Office document password with Office Password Tuner. If want to remove Word (*.doc) or Excel (*.xls) document password, find and use Office Password Remover.
  • How long will it take to recover my office document?
  • The times it takes to recovery Office document will depend on the password complexity and the attacking settings you set. The stronger of the password, the longer time it will take.
  • Can I suspend during the password recovery process?
  • Yes, if you want to suspend, click on Stop button, and agree to save the project.
  • Can I save the password recovery process?
  • Yes, after clicking on Stop button, you will ne prompted to save the project, click on Yes to save it.
  • Can I resume the password recovery process?
  • Yes, if you have saved the password recovery project, the password recovery process will be resumed automatically the next time you click on Start if the program has not been closed. If the program has been closed, it will prompt you to resume the password recovery process.
  • Will the Office Password Tuner damage to my Office document?
  • No, it won't damage to your Office document. With read-only operations, all of the password recovery process won't damage to your Office document.
  • What is the difference between trial version and full version?
  • The trial version only shows you the password within three characters.