How to Remove an Excel Spreadsheet Password in 6 Easy Steps. This post we show how to remove an Excel spreadsheet password in 6 easy to follow steps. It is an update to an earlier article where we discussed how you may be able to unprotect an Excel spreadsheet if you have forgotten the password used to protect it. Step 1: Unlock any cells that needs to be editable In your Excel file, select the worksheet tab that you want to protect. Select the cells that others can edit. Right-click anywhere in the sheet and select Format Cells (or use Ctrl+1, or Command+1 on the Mac), and then go to the Protection tab and ...

Step 1: Unlock any cells that needs to be editable In your Excel file, select the worksheet tab that you want to protect. Select the cells that others can edit. Right-click anywhere in the sheet and select Format Cells (or use Ctrl+1, or Command+1 on the Mac), and then go to the Protection tab and ...