Password protect

ChrisFoster

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Hi all,

Is there a way to have an excel document password protected (to open) but set it so if I'm the one opening it, it doesnt ask for the password?
So basically, I can access it but everyone else needs to use the password?

Cheers

Chris
 

Marc L

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Or better than the OS variable USERNAME - not difficult to bypass too - is to get this user name at the network level, more secure …​
And can be combined with the computer name !​
 

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@*Marc L
I agree, but we don't know the level of security required OR needed.
 

Marc L

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Yes indeed … But once done under VBA, the level is pretty close to zero !​
 

Michael M

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Correct, but A LOT of Excel users wouldn't know OR care to go looking.....@Chris Foster may have those users, rather than the ones that care to be inquisitve / adventurous
 

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