How to unlock a doc without a password?

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How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby apollosg » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:17 am

Hey ya'll! SO I have this awesome problem that has been giving me... well problems. I wrote a story about 12 years ago (when I was young and dumb) and thinking I was smart I locked the doc... now 12 years later I found the doc, but I have not a clue as to what the password is.

Is there any possible way to unlock the doc without a password? Thank you for your time and effort! :)
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Re: How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 am

Is there any possible way to unlock the doc without a password?

Yes. You must guessing the password.

(Sorry for the joke.)

What a file format that document has?
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Re: How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby apollosg » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 am

The file format is odt
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Re: How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby John_Ha » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:24 am

apollosg wrote:Is there any possible way to unlock the doc without a password?

No.

Search the Writer forum with password for possible methods which may work. eg see Unable to open p/word protected file anymore
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

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Re: How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby apollosg » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm

Thank you I'll give it a try
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Re: How to unlock a doc without a password?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:14 pm

If you think you remember the password, be aware that passwords are case sensitive and it is worth trying the various case options. To crack an OpenOffice password with no starting point may tie your computer up for days and may not succeed.
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