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Need help on docx password

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:53 am
by respider
I switched to OpenOffice recently and pretty happy with it. However, I couldn't open a .docx file and asked me for password, which I have no clue about it. Does OpenOffice has any trick to remove the protection? just curious

Re: Need help on docx password

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:04 am
by MrProgrammer
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

respider wrote:I couldn't open a .docx file and asked me for password, which I have no clue about it. Does OpenOffice has any trick to remove the protection?
No. What would be the point of protecting a document with a password if it is easily circumvented?

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Re: Need help on docx password

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:00 am
by Zizi64
Windows 10 OpenOffice 3.1

Please update your signature in this forum and/or upgrade your office suite. The OpenOffice.org 3.1 is an archaic-old version.

Re: Need help on docx password

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 pm
by jrkrideau
respider wrote:I switched to OpenOffice recently and pretty happy with it. However, I couldn't open a .docx file and asked me for password, which I have no clue about it. Does OpenOffice has any trick to remove the protection? just curious


Breaking encryption on an OpenOffice document seems to be something to leave to the NSA, the GRU or the GCHQ.

You may be lucky that it is a .docx file but MicroSoft has significantly upgraded its encryption over the last few years. I'd suggest googling something like break password .docx and see if there is any useful discussions posted it the last two or three years.

Adverts like this https://www.isumsoft.com/office/remove-forgotten-password-from-word-dox-docx-file.html suggests there may be some hope.

Re: Need help on docx password

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:25 am
by respider
Zizi64 wrote:
Windows 10 OpenOffice 3.1

Please update your signature in this forum and/or upgrade your office suite. The OpenOffice.org 3.1 is an archaic-old version.


now, upgraded to the latest 4.1.4

Breaking encryption on an OpenOffice document seems to be something to leave to the NSA, the GRU or the GCHQ.

You may be lucky that it is a .docx file but MicroSoft has significantly upgraded its encryption over the last few years. I'd suggest googling something like recover password .docx and see if there is any useful discussions posted it the last two or three years.


Tried two of the suggestions from Google search result but the the speed is really low. that might be due to the 128 bit AES