How to unlock encrypted Word files

Do you want to unlock encrypted Word files? This article would like to describe how to use CrackPDF Word Password Recovery to accomplish it on Windows platforms.

CrackPDF Word Password Recovery is a powerful Windows utility which allows you to unlock password protected Microsoft Word 2010/2007/2003/2000/1997 files in three different methods: dictionary attack, brute-force with mask attack and brute-force with mask attack (trying all combinations).

The dictionary attack method will try all the passwords in the built-in or self-added dictionary, which offers a smarter access to unlock the encrypted Word files. Generally speaking, dictionary attack succeeds because many people tend to choose passwords which are short, single words in a dictionary, or easily-predicted variations on words. This method is highly recommended before proceeding to the other two methods. The following steps show you how to use this method to decrypt encrypted Word files.

1. Please download the setup package of CrackPDF Word Password Recovery and save it in a place that is easy to find, such as your PC desktop. When the download is complete, please double click the .exe file and follow the installation wizard to complete the installation.

2. After you open the application, please add the encrypted Word document by clicking the Open button in the tool bar or the Open File button beside the “File name:” input box.

3. Please check the radio button of “Dictionary Attack (Recommended) in the “Recovery” tab panel, and then click the Dictionary tab on the interface to open the “Dictionary” panel. Please see it in the following snapshot.

unlock encrypted Word using CrackPDF Word Password Recovery

  • After you check the radio button of “Smart Mutation”, you are able to set mutation count and max password length.
  • After you check the radio button of “Add Dictionary File”, you can add a new dictionary by the clicking “Select Dictionary” button.
  • After you check the radio button of “Default Dictionary”, you can specify a new default dictionary by clicking the “Select Default” button.

4. Please click the Start button in the tool bar to start to unlock the encrypted Word file.

Via clicking the following button, you are able to download the free trial version of CrackPDF Word Password Recovery.

download CrackPDF Word Password Recovery to unlock encrypted Word

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