No other parameter required to unprotect a sheet. We have to use unprotect method of worksheet object to remove password protection from the worksheet. I have a CommandButton that, when clicked loads a UserForm that is used to enter records into the worksheet. This password is supplied in a message box which then needs to be typed in to unprotect the Excel worksheets. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Password protect Excel workbook from modifying If you don't mind other users opening your Excel file but you want to prevent them from making any changes to your workbook, perform the following steps. If any password is not passed while protecting the WorkSheet, this popup will not appear and your sheet will be automatically unprotected.
Each sheet's tab appears along the bottom of Excel. Thank you, Michele -- Dave Peterson. Probably your worksheet does not have locked cells. However, if you do not enter a password, then anybody will be able to unlock your workbook with a button click. If you are interested in this level of workbook protection, check out the next sections of this tutorial. Re-save the file in the xls format.
Step 4: Re-Enter the same password This popup will appear only if you have passed a password in the previous step Now you are done with Protecting your Worksheet. Earlier versions of excel don't remember it after closing the workbook. Select unlocked cells Moving the pointer to cells for which the Locked check box is cleared on the Protection tab of the Format Cells dialog box. Is there a fix for this known problem for Excel 2010? I am generally very good and careful with my passwords. All contents Copyright 1998-2019 by MrExcel Publishing.
The buttons work fine except for two sheets. While unprotecting same worksheet it will ask for the password to unprotect the worksheet. Protecting and unprotecting worksheets is a common action. If omitted then WorkSheet will be locked without a password and while unprotecting it, user will not be asked for any password. Use PivotTable reports Formatting, changing the layout, refreshing, or otherwise modifying PivotTable reports, or creating new reports. In older versions below Microsoft Excel 2010 , it doesn't even matter how long and complex your password is.
Sub PasswordBreaker Breaks worksheet password protection. Excel for Office 365 Excel 2019 Excel 2016 Excel 2013 Excel 2010 By default, protecting a worksheet locks all cells so none of them are editable. At that time we declined the update. Adapting the code for your purposes Every example below is based on one specific worksheet. Users can change the values in the changing cells, if the cells are not protected, and add new scenarios.
This opens a preview of the file. The recent versions of Excel 2013 and 2016 use more sophisticated methods of sheet protection, but they are also vulnerable and can be unlocked without knowing a password. You use Windows press and find which parameters can use with Your version 4a or with mouse's right click - select 'Object Browser' 4b write to top rows second box protect and soon You could find more information below - - good luck! You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. You can lock only specific cells and ranges before you protect the worksheet and, optionally, enable specific users to edit only in specific ranges of a protected sheet. If the user enters the incorrect unprotect password, a msgbox displays and the UserForm will not load. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
However, when I type in the password it works just fine. Format columns Using any of the column formatting commands, including changing column width or hiding columns Home tab, Cells group, Format button. If you are dealing with a password-protected worksheet, Excel will ask you to enter the password. You can usually do this by double-clicking the file's name on your computer. Also I added a ctrl a to protect and ctl key r to unprotect the file.
If prompted for a password, type the password that you specified. When I went back in to 'unprotect' its greyed out and I cant select unprotect. Once the code is finished running, a new password will appear on a pop-up window. Chart sheet elements Select this check box To prevent users from Contents Making changes to items that are part of the chart, such as data series, axes, and legends. In the Admin mode I have created Lock and Unlock buttons that allow the admin user to protect and unprotect all sheets for editing purposes. For example, if a worksheet has a button that runs a macro, you can click the button to run the macro, but you cannot delete the button. The chart continues to reflect changes made to its source data.
If you want to protect your Excel file both from modifying and opening, type the passwords in the Password to open and Password to modify boxes. ShowAllData 'End If End With End Sub It needs to be reset each time you open the workbook. Users cannot apply or remove AutoFilters on a protected worksheet, regardless of this setting. Thank you to all of you on this post for the help. It makes sense to lock Excel sheets to avoid accidental changes in the sheet contents. Instead of using permissions that require a domain, you can also specify a password for a range.
ProtectContents Then For Each PasswordSize In Array 5, 4, 6, 7, 8, 3, 2, 1 If TrySheetPasswordSize PasswordSize, PasswordsTried, Password Then Exit For Next PasswordSize End If If Not ActiveSheet. Can You please suggest what could be the issue. Thanks, Nida Hi, I protected a Sheet. The problem is that the EnableSelection property will only remain in place as long as the workbook is open. You do not need to remember this fake password or enter it anywhere. If not, you'll be prompted to enter a password into a pop-up window.