How to Remove a Password in Excel 2013

Password protecting an Excel workbook is a simple and effective way to make sure that the file can only be viewed by individuals with whom you have shared that password. But if a workbook no longer requires a password, or if you are finding it too tedious to enter the password each time you want to work with the file, then you might be wondering how to remove it.

Removing a workbook password in Excel 2013 can be accomplished with just a few short steps, then the workbook can be saved so that the password is no longer required to open and view the data contained within the file.


Removing a Password from an Excel 2013 Workbook

These steps are for the removal of a workbook password. This is the type of password that prevents you from viewing anything in the file without entering a password.

The steps in this article will show you how to remove a password from a spreadsheet when you know that password. It will not show you how to remove the password from an Excel spreadsheet for which you do not know the password.


Step 1: Open the spreadsheet in Excel 2013 and enter the password for the workbook.

enter the password



Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab



Step 3: Click the Protect Workbook button, then click the Encrypt with Password option.

click the encrypt with password button



Step 4: Click inside the Password field, delete the existing password, then click the OK button.

delete the password, then click the ok button



Step 5: Click the Save button to save the workbook without the password.

click the save button



Do you have a Word document that you would like to password protect? Read here to learn how. newsletter

Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.