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    Opening a password protected word file

    Hi

    I'm writing an app to open a password protected word document. Fear not, the worriers among you - it is my own document with a password I do not recall. However, to be honest, I would use it elsewhere if the need arose...!

    Right, the problem is not opening the file, this I can do, it is the time it takes to attempt to open it before the error is returned due to an incorrect password. It takes almost one second. If going through a password of 6 characters in length including chars 0 to 9, A to Z and a to z this is clearly going to take some time. Forget about a 7 character password - my cpu would melt! Though, to be honest, I'm very sure the password 5 chars long, which should take about one day max to crack (if 'zzzzz', but it isn't that, so less than a day in reality). And yes, I have a poor spec PC.

    I'm using the following to open the doc (referencing word 9 object library):

    Code:
        Set mobjWord = New Word.Application
        Set mobjDoc = mobjWord.Documents.Open(txtFileName.Text, , , , Password, , , Password)
    So, is there a quicker way of opening a word file?

    Cheers

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    I dont think so but you could try searching for a VBA Password Recovery program. There are allot out there, many for free and legit too. Try any of these from my Google search.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...sword+Recovery
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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    A couple of the apps in the second link look promising. I'll download and try em out. Had to laugh at the one that says it takes between 2 and 4 weeks - not quite as slow as mine, but still a while!

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    Hi,
    You should try to "Office Password Recovery" software to recover password protected word file.

    In google search
    http://www.microsoft-office-password-recovery.khozz.com

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    And you should try to read the date of the post you just answered.
    It is 7 years old, and I think the OP might have meanwhile eaten the Word file byte by byte.
    Please don't revive old threads.

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    hi
    you should try PDS Password Unlocker software which recover and unlock word file password easily.

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    Re: Opening a password protected word file

    And 1 year after the last time it was resurrected here is yet another new user responding to a long dead question.
    I wonder what makes people create an account then respond to a question that is several years old????
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