Ever run into situation where someone sends you a read-only password protected Word document, but wants you to make changes?
Here’s how to crack it if you are using the newer versions of Word:
If you are using office XP or 2003, you can change the view to HTML-Code using Microsoft Script-Editor by pressing the [Alt]+[Shift]+[F11] key combination.
Search for “Password” and you will find somethimg like this:
To remove the protection:
-Just remowe those two lines, and after saving the document , the protection is gone.
To remove the password:
-replace the Password, here “19E8E61E”, with “00000000?, save the Document and close “Script-Editor”.
Alternative you can save your document as .html and use a html-Editor
Here’s a little known *secret* way to replace all those FTP programs.
Go to Start > My Computer.
on the Address field type: “ftp://YOURUSERNAME@ftp.YOURDOMAIN.TLD” hit enter.
You should get a pop up.
Enter Your Password and click Log On.
You should now have access to all the files on your server! Just like an FTP program! You can upload files to it.
It is actually built into Windows explorer and when IE detects the FTP protocol it jumps over to windows explorer. The FTP client built into windows is actually fairly limited but it is pretty useful for a quick transfer when you do not have access to a FTP client.
However, Windows explorer does not support all FTP servers. If you use FireFox you can actually get a cool little plugin called FireFTP which I use a lot and like FileZilla it’s 100% free and can import your Filezilla profiles.
Smart FTP is a very cool FTP client but no longer free, FileZilla is good but a little limited. My personal preference is CuteFTP Pro. For those who want a convenient browser based FTP client FireFTP is pretty handy.