System requirements

Cracking of a password to open MS Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 document requires a connection to the Password Server.

Depending on the version of Microsoft Excel it was created in, some passwords can be cracked while others – can not. The following table shows what types of passwords can be recovered and removed with Excel Password Recovery Lastic.

Password Type

MS Excel Version *

Password recovery

Password removal

Password to open

X 97/2000/XP/2003

Password to modify

97/2000/XP/2003 97-2019

Workbook password

97/2000/XP/2003 97-2019
Shared workbook password 97/2000/XP/2003


Worksheet password 97/2000/XP/2003


VBA project password 97-2019


* MS Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 documents protected with non-standard CSP (Crypto Service Provider) are not supported by the program.