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Old 10-17-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
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access an MS Word password protected doc


Hello all!

I was browsing some of my old cds this weekend and I found an MS Word doc (very old indeed since it is in windows). I tried to open it but it was protected by a passwod. Since there is no way to remember the password I was wondering is there any way to access this file from my fedora core 2 distro?

thanx in advance
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:41 AM   #2
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open it with a HEX editor..............
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:01 AM   #3
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ok I did (khexedit) and then what....?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:11 AM   #4
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you could try http://www.elcomsoft.com/aw2000pr.html
it has a free trial but it's a windows program.

*disclaimer - i have never used this program so i don't know how good it is or if it does what it says it does (ie... if it's a virus, trojan, or any kind of malware).

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Old 10-17-2004, 04:29 AM   #5
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I already did that but it was not succesfull. Any other ideas (even in windows)

thanx again
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:48 AM   #6
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Originally posted by axelmang
I already did that but it was not succesfull. Any other ideas (even in windows)

thanx again
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don't know. do you know if ms word security encrypts the whole document when using a password? if not, then in khexedit you should be able to scrolldown some and see your document's contents. there's a lot of extraneous stuff in an msword document so you'll have to just scroll and look.

below is a screenshot of khexedit. the stuff you want to look at is on the right hand side. this document isn't password protected (none of my word docs are), but if word doesn't encrypt the whole document, you should be able to read the document.

KHexedit screenshot
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:11 AM   #7
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I guess it does because my doc is not like yours. On the right I cannot see the content of the doc but characters in a random sequence. What next?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 05:47 PM   #8
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I guess it does because my doc is not like yours. On the right I cannot see the content of the doc but characters in a random sequence. What next?
don't know. try another ms word password cracker?

http://www.intertek.org.uk/downloads/word.html

there's a demo version of WordLocksmith Demo. i don't know. delete the file?

j/k...
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:38 AM   #9
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That's not really the answer you want, but you may try to do this:
Code:
strings /path/to/your/file.doc | less
which should give you a rough idea of the text inside. Then you'll know if it is worth the effort.

Yves.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 02:43 AM   #10
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There is Ultimate-ZIP-Cracker , its suppose to restore lost ZIP, ARJ, Word (DOC), and Excel (XLS) password

http://www.download.com/Ultimate-ZIP...ml?tag=lst-4-1

and if it doesnt work search for others in www.download.com
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:42 AM   #11
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Did you try to open it with Open Office (Star Office from Sun)?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:11 AM   #12
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megaspaz:

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don't know. try another ms word password cracker?
http://www.intertek.org.uk/downloads/word.html
there's a demo version of WordLocksmith Demo. i don't know. delete the file?
Already tried that and it did not work

theYinYeti:

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That's not really the answer you want, but you may try to do this:
Code:
strings /path/to/your/file.doc | less
which should give you a rough idea of the text inside. Then you'll know if it is worth the effort.
This also didn't work. Here is what I get:
Code:
6>7FV
prk2{
cI8BS"
#cqc
J-`4
-EKL
qLLb]
Vug$
3J5x
ZYRaQ,\yt
=o{$
Lakis
Normal
Lakis
Microsoft Word 9.0
Lakis Inc
Title
Microsoft Word Document
MSWordDoc
Word.Document.8
$

heema:
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There is Ultimate-ZIP-Cracker , its suppose to restore lost ZIP, ARJ, Word (DOC), and Excel (XLS) password
http://www.download.com/Ultimate-ZI...tml?tag=lst-4-1
and if it doesnt work search for others in www.download.com
the free version is only for 5 chars long and it didn't find mine. An in download.com all programs available have a limitation of characters and nothins seems to work.


JZL240I-U:
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Did you try to open it with Open Office (Star Office from Sun)?
Yes and it sais that the file is password protected and I cannot see it.

Thankx people for all your ideas but unfortunatelly nothis seems to work so far. I am open to any new suggestion and pleased to hear some new ones.

Thanx again
axelmang
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:26 AM   #13
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Did you try something like http://clusty.com/search?query=winwo...ument+password ?

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