The trick is to try to remember what you might have been thinking about at the time. If that's
even possible for anyone!
There is no password cracking functionality or Extension for LO it's just the inept way MS fails to
implement security. Just double-click on an xls or open LO and drop the xls into it or open LO and
File - Open
to navigate to and open the xls. File opens.
My company's finance department asked me to add something to one of their spreadsheets but 'forgot'
to tell me the password. One of them rushed down to give me the password but was somewhat
mortified to find i had already made the change without having the slightest idea that there even
was a password. There was a very cofusing conversation where neither of us had a clue what the
other was talking about until i figured it out.
The company still uses Excel and still attempts to 'protect' those spreadsheets with passwords that
don't work. Occasionally people give me other files they want cracked which gives me a morale
dilemma each time. Usually i just give a really half-hearted non-effort and then fob them off.
--- On Mon, 15/10/12, Dr. R. O Stapf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Dr. R. O Stapf <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: how to crack a PW in LO?
Date: Monday, 15 October, 2012, 15:30
On 15.10.2012 23:11, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 15.10.2012 15:49, rost52 wrote:
LO files can be protected with PWs when doing "save as".
Fighting currently with an xls file and its lost PW, I wonder how LO files can be cracked? Can the
MS related PW remover be used for LO as well?
Thanks in advance for comments.
xls does not encript your document. The only thing that gets encrypted
is the password. Any old version of OpenOffice.org opens a password
"protected" xls ignoring the password.
Thanks for the information. It seems that my version of LO 22.214.171.124 is too young to ignore the PW of
an xls file.
However, my question was how to open an LO file if the PW get forgotten (not and MS file)?
Hints are welcome for the future.
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