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How to Password Protect Excel 2010/2007/2003

Why Need Password Protect Excel File?

Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software used to calculate financial, statistical and engineering information, so it always contains very important and basic data. If you want to prevent your Microsoft Excel 2007 (2000, 2003, 2010, XP…) from being accessed, read, modified or edited, you may set a password to encrypt and protect Microsoft Excel spreadsheet data.

Passwords are useful to prove identity and authenticate yourself when dealing with computer files. After you password protect Excel file, Excel will prompt you to enter your password the next time you open the spreadsheet. Have so many Excel files or folders to be encrypted? Here the Excel Encryption Software - Wondershare WinSuite 2012 is the best and fast way to encrypt a batch of Excel files or folders at one time, what's more, it can encrypt any file on your hard disk or removable device besides Excel files, like Word, PowerPoint...

How to Password Protect Excel File?

Launch Wondershare WinSuite 2012 and select "Privacy & Security" to encrypt folders, here choose the "File Encryption" from the menu on the left side.

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Step 1: Import Excel files

Click "Add Files", and it will popup the open-file window. Select your Excel files that you want to encrypt, click "OK", then the relative information will be added to software windows list box. You can continue to add more Excels.

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Step 2: Remove Excel files

If you select the wrong Excel documents that you do not need to encrypt, you can remove a certain Excel file in the list, or remove the whole list.

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Step 3: Set password

Enter your password and confirm it again, then the password is set well for all the Excel files in the list, that is to say, when there are several files/folders in the list, they will be compressed to an encrypted file.

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Note: If you click the "Delete files after archiving" check-box, then the original files will be deleted automatically after the encrypted file produces.

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