While checking my old laptop, i got a
xls file which i created in 2007(School days). The file name is
myfile.xls and it is protected by password.
As it is a document from 2007, i forgot the password which i set in that xls file. Now i am just curious to know what is inside the file and why i put a password in a xls file during my school days.
So i tried some methods to remove the password from that file like converting the file to txt using
libreoffice native conversion method. None of the methods worked for me.
Also from a stack exchange answer i came to know that editing metadata may help to remove the password.
So i tried the following command and it didn't work either
sed -i 's/sheetProtection password//g' myfile.xls
The following is the details of the file
ubuntu@thoshiba-sat:~/Desktop$ file myfile.xls myfile.xls: Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 5.1, Code page: 1252, Author: raveesh, Last Saved By: raveesh, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Excel, Create Time/Date: Tue Nov 27 05:32:13 2007, Last Saved Time/Date: Wed Nov 287 13:49:43 2007, Security: 1
I have already tried
exiftool to remove metadata, and it displayed error.
Is there any other possible way to edit the meta data of xls file or can i remove the password in any other method ?