How To Password Protect An Excel File

The steps below describe how to password protect a file that either:


Steps To Password Protect an Excel File

How To Remove Password Protection From an Excel File

If you want to remove the password protection from a file that you have previously protected:

  1. From within the open workbook, open up the 'Save As' dialog box;
  2. Once again, select General Options from the Tools drop-down menu;
  3. Within the 'General Options' dialog box, delete any passwords and click OK.
  4. Back in the 'Save As' dialog box, save the file under its existing name.