Excel Key

Password recovery for Excel files.

Passware Excel Key

Recover lost passwords for Excel

Passware Excel Key is a fast and easy-to-use solution to remove password protection from Excel files.

restrictions instantly

Instantly recovers or resets passwords to modify workbook and worksheet protection, write reservation, etc.

all versions

Works with all versions of Microsoft Excel: 2019-4.0. Supports .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .xltx, and .xltm files.


Recovers multilingual passwords using 20 built-in dictionaries and the ability to add custom dictionaries.

Recovers open

Recovers Excel open passwords using advanced attacks. Saves and checks all recovered passwords for other files.

Saves recovery

Automatically saves password recovery progress and can resume the search after a stop.

to use

Includes a step-by-step Wizard for easy setup of password recovery settings.

Common use cases

  • There is a need to open an old file that hasn't been used for a while.
  • Employee leaves the company and many files remain protected.
  • People often forget their passwords.
  • There is a need to access important files or financial documents left behind by a family member.

Our password recovery tools have been used in high profile investigations for more than 20 years. Now available for public use!

  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Lahav 433
  • Nasa
  • Deloitte

Frequently asked questions

Passware Kit supports six basic password recovery attacks (Dictionary, Xieve, Brute-force, Mask, Known Password/Part, Previous Passwords), advanced attacks specific to file types, methods of grouping attacks, and various modifiers to customize attacks. Learn more...

Passware provides a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee when any product does not function as advertised on the website or in help files. Customers are required to produce evidence of the problem, e.g. screenshots, sample files, etc. upon request of the Passware Customer Support representative.

Passware products that do not come with a Software and Maintenance Subscription (SMS) can be updated with a 50% discount off the original price. Minor updates with bug fixes are provided free of charge.

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Professional tool. Free demo.

Download Passware Excel Key free demo for Microsoft Windows and macOS. The Demo version recovers passwords containing no more than 3 characters and is limited to 1 minute.

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