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#7551 - 08/22/04 06:28 PM Lost MS Word password  
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if this is a q that other people have asked or somethin have some mercy on me... please dont tear me a new one...

but yeah i need to unlock a word file that i completely forgot the password to... all i remember is that it was long and alphanumeric... hlp? thanks


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#7552 - 08/22/04 09:33 PM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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Try to find a password recover for ms word from google...

#7553 - 08/23/04 01:12 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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I have no idea if this will work or not, but it SAYS its supposed to work. If it does or not, I personally would like to know http://lastbit.com/download.asp


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#7554 - 08/23/04 02:49 PM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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its only a demo version that does three char passwords and i know it was longer than that... arg this sucks
thanks for tryin to help me tho... are there any other ways?


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#7555 - 08/23/04 04:56 PM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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The password brute forcers are the onlyway that I've found to crack word files.


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#7556 - 08/24/04 08:10 PM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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John the ripper?

#7557 - 08/25/04 07:16 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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John the ripper? You mean jonconley?


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#7558 - 08/25/04 07:25 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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no but there are thousands of password crackers for just M$ Word; some free othes not... Or as they call them "Password Recovery" progams...


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#7559 - 08/31/04 08:38 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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im guessing that this whole thread is about my unremembered word password... its at least 8 spaces long, the least i can remember... and it could be anything, which is why i tried everything. its most likely a combo of meaningful words i was going through at the time. and i am not going to spend $30 just so i can get that one damn password


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#7560 - 08/31/04 06:50 PM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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Ok a couple questions? Is a 'protect it from opening' password or a 'protecting it from being modified' password?

If it is modified try this:
http://seclists.org/lists/bugtraq/2004/Mar/0254.html

Now if it is 'from opening' you'll probably need to use a program. DO you even know what type of encryption you used to protect the file?
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/Hack-FAQ/cryptology/word-password-recovery.sht ml

There also used to be a way to edit the file to turn the password character number to 0 i believe, but i doubt that still works.

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#7561 - 09/03/04 09:43 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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both...i think....which is why i couldn't figure it out (my new password for the second half is protected from opening AND being modified, so i'm just sort of assuming, i added a modification one on the old file too)


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#7562 - 09/03/04 09:46 AM Re: Lost MS Word password  
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it doesn't work. the first link. after i clinked "insert" a window popped up asking me for my password.


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