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How to Remove or Recover Microsoft Word 2010 Password

I have used Microsoft Word 2003 for three years, during these three years I have never upgraded my Word version before. Sometimes my friends asked me why not update the version to Word 2010; I just say to them to forgive me that I was a little lazy. But recently I know the inconvenience of the reading of Microsoft Word between the lower version and the higher version at last.

My friend Alice used Microsoft Word 2010 version while mine was Word 2003, when she transferred her Word document to me I always hardly to open it because of my lower version. I was confused this for a long time and I did not know how to upgrade the version. Finally with the help of Alice, my version is Microsoft Word 2010 now and I like the beautiful interface and the function of diversification! I should have changed my version to Word 2010!


Three weeks later another problem came to me, I create a password to password protect Word 2010 document which I have never backup it. To my surprise I can’t remember the password any more. How did it happen to me? Was I old? Did I have bad memory? I can’t believe it! I thought and thought what the password was but nothing helps. I was too nervous to sleep. I called Alice to come to my home to help me with this terrible situation. Otherwise I might have insomnia.

Ten minutes later she arrived and comforted me, tell me to calm down and she would stand by me and find out the solution to remove password Word 2010 document. She searched online and find out the methods as below:

Approach One: Remove Word 2010 Password When You Remember It

Step 1: Click your Microsoft Word 2010 document and type your password to open it.

Step 2: Click the Microsoft Office icon on the top left side of your Word document and now navigate to “File” tab > “Info” > “Permissions” > “Encrypt with Password”


Step 3: Now your document is not password protected anymore, Press “Ctrl + S” or the Safe button to save your document.

Approach Two: Recover Word 2010 Password When You Forgot It

What if you forgot your Microsoft Word 2010 password and you would like to recover it? You can utilize the SmartKey Word Password Recovery 5.0 to recover your lost Word 2010 password. It is an excellent Word password recovery tool to recover any versions (from Word 97-2013) of Microsoft Word.

So suppose that your Microsoft Office Word version is not Word 2010 but 2007 and you lost password for Word 2007 by chance. You have no other ways to find out you lost password. You are looking for any possible measure to recover Word 2007 password easily and quickly. Don’t worry about that, you can use this Word password recovery tool right now!

Here is how to use it to recover Word 2010 password:

Step 1: Download it from http://goo.gl/C3Dil and install it into your computer.

Step 2: Double click its icon on your computer desktop after installing and then click “Open” to choose your locked Word 2010 document.

Step 3: You will see two recovery modes, one is “100% instant document decryption” and the other is “Recover the password”. Choose the recovery mode-“Recover the password” and then click “Next”.

Step 4: You will see three attack types, which is Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack. Choose one of the password attack type and click Start.

Step 5: One minute later you will see what your Word 2010 password is, which is showed in a “File Opening Password” pop-up window.

Thank goodness! It is so informative and I will try the method 2 later!