How to Edit a Protected Word Document Without Password

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 24 June, 2020

Summary

How to remove protection from Word document without password? The only way is EelPhone Word Unlock, Remove Restriction function on it to unlock Word document for editing, what we should do is two clicks and the password-protected Word document.


The first of all, you should know the difference of locked Word and restrict Word, you can' t open locked Word document if you forgot Word document password, but if you can open the Word document, but can't edit/copy/type Word document, called read-only, you should the password to enable editing in Word. So one is can't open, one is can't edit.

So if you want to unlock a Word document for editing, Word document locked for editing, find out the password is a perfect way, in the case that you have forgotten Word, and cannot edit Word document, turn to EelPhone Word Unlock, with two clicks only for the whole process.

Part 1: How to Restrict Editing in Word


Restriction of Word document make Word document read-only if you don't have restriction password, but how to turn off editing in Word from Word settings? Here is the detailed guide.

Go to Menu>File>Encryption>password for Modify, create one password for it, it's the password to lock a Word document from editing. Next time when you open the Word document, you will asked to enter the password you have set up, or you click on Read-Only button to read the data on the Word document. And when you want to remove password protection from Word, once open the Word document, enter the password rather than tap on Read-Only button, and go to Menu>File>Encryption, delete the password on password for Modify, click on OK to confirm the change of settings.
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When you forgot the password, you can't edit a Word document that is password-protected unless with the help of EelPhone Word Unlock.

Part 2: How to Enable Editing in Word Without password


EelPhone Word Unlock provide the easy method to unrestrict a Word document without password with the Remove Restriction feather, of course, if you want to remove password from Word document when locked out of Word document, you can use the Recover passwords feather. But if you only want to make a Word document editable without password, follow three clicks below.


Step 1: Free download EelPhone Word Unlock on PC. Launch it after the installation. Click on Remove Restriction on the right side to edit a locked Word document without a password.
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Step 2: Click on Select a File to import Word file locked for editing from the computer.
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Step 3: Click on Remove button to remove password protection from Word editing.
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With 3 clicks, you can remove protection from Word document, and enable editing Word, delete/add/insert data to Word document as you like, and type Word document.