Is it possible to recover my own password-protected files without the password?
November 27, 2004 5:04 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago I kept a diary on 3.5 floppies in password- protected word files. I found the floppies at my parent's house this weekend, but of course I don't know the password now. Any way that I can recover the files? I checked google, can't really find anything that makes sense to me.
posted by cilantro to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
what version of word?
posted by glenwood at 5:16 PM on November 27, 2004

this looks to be the ticket.
posted by glenwood at 5:17 PM on November 27, 2004

Many choices
posted by Mwongozi at 5:18 PM on November 27, 2004

Throw the above Google search in quotes and you can eliminate 784,800 results, if that helps any. On a longshot, have you tried "unicorn" or "haiku"?
posted by HifiToaster at 8:32 PM on November 27, 2004

This page is pretty useful...also saved me recently.
posted by mattr at 3:57 AM on November 28, 2004

When the prompt comes up saying 'Do you know the password?' the correct answer is 'No.'
posted by kaibutsu at 4:28 PM on November 28, 2004

Throw a "free" in front of the above google search in quotes and you get a bunch of liars and some fetish porn.
This one however, looks legit and has a free trial period.
posted by vapidave at 6:52 PM on November 28, 2004

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