Sheet has password-protected itself

asked 2019-06-03 19:16:34 +0100

4571 gravatar image

updated 2019-06-03 19:17:20 +0100

I went to open and edit a calc file today. I cannot edit one sheet in the workbook because it's protected and password protected. I DID NOT DO THIS and nobody else has access to my computer. I need this sheet for a Department of Transportation request - we all know how patient government is... Please help!

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Are you sure it's password protected and not just protected? Try to unlock with an empty password.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-06-03 19:59:18 +0100 )edit

Tried that. Tried several different possible passwords, but didn't work.

4571 gravatar image4571 ( 2019-06-03 20:04:59 +0100 )edit

Shrug, don't know. A sheet does not set itself as password protected.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-06-03 20:16:41 +0100 )edit

If it's .ods or .xlsx file format your last resort might be this FAQ.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-06-03 20:18:18 +0100 )edit

Is there a backup of this file from before this became somehow protected? Thought of a backup on an external drive or if you are on Windows there is a chance with 'previous version' if you've enabled this function.

(I agree with @erAck that this does not happen by itself.)

Cookievore gravatar imageCookievore ( 2019-06-03 22:56:51 +0100 )edit