unhiding cells

wreakhav0c

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i have a spreadsheet in which some cells are hidden and appeared to be locked that way. when i highlight and rightclick, the unhide option is disabled. is there anyway to overide this?

Thanks
 

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wreakhav0c

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the spreadsheet is password protected
 

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if it's your sheet, or inherited (like a lot of mine), go to www.straxx.com for a password remover add-in. as long as you have permission if it's not yours.
 

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this remover does not appear to work onexcel xp. do you know of one that does.


thanks
 

Iridium

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Try this macro

Code:
Sub PasswordBreaker()
'by Bob McCormick on NG: microsoft.public.excel.misc
'on 22 May 2001.

'Breaks worksheet password protection.
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer
Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer
Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer

On Error Resume Next
For i = 65 To 66
For j = 65 To 66
For k = 65 To 66
For l = 65 To 66
For m = 65 To 66
For i1 = 65 To 66
For i2 = 65 To 66
For i3 = 65 To 66
For i4 = 65 To 66
For i5 = 65 To 66
For i6 = 65 To 66
For n = 32 To 126
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _
Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) _
& Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then
MsgBox "One usable password is " & Chr(i) & Chr(j) _
& Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) _
& Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
Exit Sub
End If
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
Next
End Sub

Ignore the password generated in the msgbox at the end of the macro

HTH
 

wreakhav0c

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sorry iridium,

i'm not that well versed in excel macros. can you include some instructions in how to record the macro.

thanks
 
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