Hi all I have a document that has been passed to me that needs to be accessed. the person who created the document and password protected the excel sheet has now left the company and we need access to the data. there are so many different excel password removal / finder tools out on the net, some free and some not. i have tried a couple but they will only try to work using a brute force attack but can take hours upon hours to try and recover with no result. Does anyone know a tidy piece of software that will recover or unlock the excel spreadsheet with a resonable time? and actually work that is free? or am i asking for too much ? lol need the tool to work on both 2003 and 2007 MS Office please guys. Any help would be Greatly appreciated. Regards Street.