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Re: Microsoft Word Protection Bypass
From: Johan De Meersman (jdmoperamail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 10:20:25 CDT
Actually, just remove the entire tag in step 3, and open the xml file in
word again - You don't even lose formatting as far as I see :-)
Christian King wrote:
>1. Open the protected document in Word
>2. File / Save As (XML Document)
>3. Open XML Document, look for <w:documentProtection w:edit="read-only"
>w:enforcement="on" w:unprotectPassword="xxxxxxx"/> The
>"unprotectPassword" will be a hex byte string.
>4. Open the .doc in your favorite hex editor, and search for the hex
>string in the reverse order, i.e. if the unprotectPassword says "1F C6
>CB EB" you would be searching for "EB CB C6 1F" .. when you find this
>string simply zero them out and save the document (I suggest saving as a
>copy obviously). Once you open the document again you should be able
>to just click "Tools / Unprotect Document" and it will not even prompt
>for a password.
>From: Dave.Collinstetratech.com [mailto:Dave.Collinstetratech.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:11 PM
>Subject: Re: Microsoft Word Protection Bypass
>Where can I find the "how to" to get around the password protection? I
>have a form that I need to modify, but whoever created it is no longer
>with the company and as a result, the password is "gone"
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