How to protect your Microsoft Excel file with a password

Sometimes peoples want to protect their sensitive information from the outside world. Microsoft Excel is one of the best spreadsheet software applications that widely using for store most sensitive information like account details. Therefore, it is important to protect MS Excel workbook with the password.

Most of users know how to protect MS Excel worksheet with the password. But don’t know how to protect entire workbook. In this article we are going to explain very clearly and shortly how to protect your MS Excel workbook with the password.

Here are the steps to add a password to a Microsoft Excel document:

  1. Open Excel Document: Begin by opening the Excel document you want to password protect.
  2. Go to File: Click on the “File” tab in the top-left corner of the Excel window.
  3. Select Info: In the File menu, select the “Info” option from the list on the left-hand side.
  4. Click on Protect Workbook: Under the Info menu, you’ll see various options related to protecting the workbook. Click on “Protect Workbook” and then select “Encrypt with Password”.
  5. Enter Password: A dialog box will appear prompting you to enter a password. Type in the password you want to use to protect the Excel document. Make sure to choose a strong and secure password.
  6. Confirm Password: After entering the password, you’ll be asked to confirm it by typing it in again. This ensures that you’ve entered the correct password.
  7. Save Document: Once you’ve confirmed the password, click “OK” to apply the password protection. Make sure to save the document to preserve the changes.

Now, the Excel document is password protected, and anyone who tries to open it will be prompted to enter the password you’ve set. Make sure to remember or securely store the password, as it cannot be recovered if forgotten.

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