The following article details the steps of how to retrieve MS Word password using our recommended application CrackPDF Word Password Recovery. It allows you to recover password for MS Word 2010/2007/2003/2000/1997 files.
To retrieve Word password, please do as follows:
Firstly, please free download CrackPDF Word Password Recovery. After the download, please double click the installer and follow the installation instructions to install it. Then, you will see the main interface.
Secondly, click the Open button in the tool bar of the interface to open the “Open File…” dialog box, then browse and choose the password protected Word file. You can also lick the Open File button beside the “File name:” edit box to add the Word file.
Thirdly, please an attack method. It’s recommended to try the dictionary attack method before proceeding to the other two brute-force attack methods. If you can recall part of the forgotten Word password, the Brute-force with Mask Attack is the best choice.
If you select Brute-force with Mask Attack, you need to check the radio button of “Brute-force with Mask Attack” in the “Recovery” tab panel and then click the Brute-force tab beside the “Recovery” tab to open the “Brute-force” panel. You can see it in the next snapshot.
You can set some parameters in this panel to narrow down the Word password scope. To know the meaning of the parameters, please refer to the following contents:
- Min Length: you are able to set the minimal password length.
- Max Length: you can set the maximal password length.
- Character Set: you are allowed to set the password in pure numbers (0-9), pure lowercase letters (a-z), pure capital letters (A-Z), etc. You can also customize the character set.
- Prefix: you can set the prefix for the possible Word password.
- Suffix: you can set the suffix for the possible Word password.
Lastly, please click the Start button in the tool bar to start to retrieve the Word password.
Now you are able to open the password protected Word document with the retrieved password.
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