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Old 05 April 2018, 04:30 PM   #1  
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Do any of you know of any free password recovery utilities for MS word, even one which gives the first couple of characters.
I used on a lot of years ago which gave the first couple of characters, which would be enough.
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Old 05 April 2018, 04:32 PM   #2  
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ms...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 05 April 2018, 04:38 PM   #3  
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I have googled until i'm bored googling, and have downloaded several.
Do you know of any that work, because the chances are those on your good are not free.
FREE download.
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Old 05 April 2018, 09:20 PM   #4  
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What version of word are you using?

Older ones used to be opened with openoffice

Not free, but I have used this before:

https://www.elcomsoft.co.uk/aopr.html

Not affiliated in any way

The free version used to give you the first three chars of the password.

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The version of the word document in question is 97-2003
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might work, openoffice is free to dl
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Old 06 April 2018, 12:10 PM   #7  
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Open office wants to know the password

I'll try the aopr software and see if it can figure it out, its not crucial I get access, more annoying that I can't remember the fecking password
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Not sure if you will be able to convert it to a docs file (lots of online programs offering to do it if you have a Google) but this seems to be a fairly straight forward way of getting into password protected Word files...

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Originally Posted by https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30752525/i-forgot-the-password-to-open-a-word-document-how-can-i-retrieve-the-password
The file needs to be in .docx format, if it is .doc convert it to .docx:
  1. Create a back-up copy of the file.
  2. Change the extension from .docx to .zip.
  3. Open new .zip file and extract all files.
  4. In the extracted folder go to to word\settings.xml.
  5. Open settings.xml and remove the code from <w:documentProtection to /> and save the file.
  6. Copy the new settings.xml to the original .zip file and overwrite the old one.
  7. Rename the .zip to .docx and open file which is now protection free!
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Seems that the online docx converters don't like password protected documents, which is understandable
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This looks like it can do the job brute force stylie, plus uses GPU which is a lot quicker

http://pentestcorner.com/cracking-mi...-with-hashcat/
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Cheers, will try it out during the week to see if its any good
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The version of the word document in question is 97-2003
Do you know how old the doc is? I've got a password cracker but it's ancient (circa 2001!) so probably no good if a recent version of office but could be worth a try if you get stuck.

I've just tried .doc format from Office 2016 and it couldn't open it so only any good if it was created with an old version of office.
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To be honest, its just annoying the **** out of me that I can't remember the password, and I know that if i even found out a few letters it would jog a memory.
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That might be old enough! pm incoming...
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All the tools you need are here - SADD.io you will need to cloud host the file somewhere (dropbox) to be able to get at it.

Spin up the Kali VDI session - hashcat and Johntheripper should be there. If the file isn't sensitive, send it across I should be able to sort it out.
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Cheers, will take a look
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