One of the pretty Microsoft Word features is Password protection. With this option, you can protect documents with a password. When you add a password to your document, Microsoft Word will ask you for the password before opening the document.
- Add a password in Word on Windows
- Add a password in Word on mac
- How to remove a password from a Word document
- Unlock Word document without a password
How to set a password to Microsoft Word documents
Add a password in Word on Windows
Path: go to the File > info > protect document > encrypt with password
When you click on the “Encrypt With Password,” the “Encrypt Document” window will appear, and you should enter a password for your document.
When you set your password, save your document, and the password will be placed on your document.
Notice: MS Word password is Case sensitive. If you set a password with uppercase, it wouldn’t open with lowercase.
Add a password in Word on mac
Path: Review > Protect Document
When you click on the Protect Document, the Password Protect window will open. Enter your password.
Notice: Under Security, you can choose whether to enter a password, open the document, modify the document, or both.
Now press ok to set the password on your document.
How to remove a password from a Word document
Path: open your document > go to the File > info > protect document > encrypt with password > clear the password from the “Encrypt Document” window > save your document
It’s the same as adding a password to a Microsoft Word document, but Instead of entering a password in the “Encrypt Document” window, you delete the existing password.
Unlock Word document without a password
Path: go to https://www.lostmypass.com/ > click on the “File Types”> choose MS Word > upload your document
When you click on the “File Types,” a drop-down menu will open. In this menu, you should select MS Word. Then upload your document, and after a moment, it gives you the password.