Solved Forgotten password word 2003 file

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June 14, 2017 at 03:19:07
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After making a scan of my will, I pasted the picture in a Winword 2003 file and secured it with a password. Now I want to print it for my children, but forgot the password. Is there a way to find the password of a Winword 2003 file I forgot or to open it in some way ?

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#1
June 14, 2017 at 03:25:16
Is this the password to open the file? or is this just the page protection password?

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#2
June 14, 2017 at 03:28:40
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Do you not have the original document somewhere safe in hard copy?

Generally password protected documents are just that. You need to the correct password...

However there are utilities etc. that claim to allow you a way in...- apart of course from hacking...

See if this article is any help?

https://www.iseepassword.com/recove...

One of the best passwords to use for such items is perhaps your social security number, or similar?


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#3
June 14, 2017 at 03:45:28
try crackit!, legal if the file is your own. Link:

http://www.s2services.com/hosted-fr...

Simple solutions are often the best


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#4
June 14, 2017 at 04:18:35
AlwaysWillingToLearn - the password is needed to open and print it

tvrlr - the hard copy is with the Ethiopian authorities and the number to find it is on the document. I tried iseepassword.com/recove... but that did not work

Hidde663 - tried http://www.s2services.com/hosted-fr.., but that unfortunately also did not work

I went back in time and recalled the first password I ever used in my life and which was the same for everyting and behold "It Worked". Meanwhile I have bettered my sins and currently I am using a password manager (Dashlane free)

Thank you all for the help I received

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#5
June 14, 2017 at 06:27:50
trvlr:

re: "One of the best passwords to use for such items is perhaps your social security number, or similar? "

I'd like to hear your rationale for that statement. SSN's are the one of the weakest password to use. Since our SSN's are used for so many things these days, the odds of them becoming available to the bad guys is quite good.

If a document is worth protecting, it's worth protecting with a strong password.

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#6
June 14, 2017 at 12:47:07
mmm I use parts of my Canadian equivalent to the US SS Number; or parts of my UK equivalent... Even parts of my late brother's service number and so on... Add a rogue character or two and it will take more than a little effort to crack it - unless whomever has a Kray...

On anything serious I use the above approach - plus a few embellishments...

I agree that using the whole number (as given/issued to you) is likely less secure, since for many pholks that is a prime resource for ID'ing themselves on assorted government sites.

And then for "really" serious stuff... I generate/apply a one time code (as per WW2 SOE etc.) and use that to encode any one of my aunt's family forerunners; and that becomes a password; and there are quite a few possible forerunners to choose from... (My aunt has a big town house in Central London next to a big green park park and in front of a statue to another former occupant of said town house...) So far NSA, GCHQ, Putin-land etc haven't managed to crack any of the latter...

Time for another barrel of sherry....


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#7
November 2, 2017 at 06:16:45
AlwaysWillingToLearn - the password is needed to open and print it
tvrlr - the hard copy is with the Ethiopian authorities and the number to find it is on the document. I tried iseepassword.com/recove... but that did not work
Hidde663 - tried http://www.s2services.com/hosted-fr.., but that unfortunately also did not work

I went back in time and recalled the first password I ever used in my life and which was the same for everyting and behold "It Worked". Meanwhile I have bettered my sins and currently I am using a password manager (PWM) from Bitdefender Total Security of which I had not configured the PWM.


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#8
November 2, 2017 at 07:09:38
Also perhaps have a securely stored hard dopy of passwords; even in if a slightly encoded form - where you substitute certain characters with another?

Equally email them in bits to yourself in a few emails; and then you have them for future reference; if left on the servers...?


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