Microsoft Word documents can be protected to prevent users from editing content, however, quite often, our clients can be prone to forgetting the password protection they had setup in their Word Documents.
There is a relatively simple way to sidestep the password protection on a Word file.Here’s how you crack the password protected Microsoft Word file:
First, open the document and do a “Save As…” specifying an alternative word version format.
Now open the newly saved file by double-clicking on it. It should look identical to the original Word file.
That’s all there is to it. The password protection is lost and the document can now be edited.