In this article, you will learn to password-protect Excel workbooks in 4 easy steps.
The ‘Encrypt with Password’ feature in Excel is used to password-protect your entire workbook. This feature is particularly useful if the Excel file contains confidential information.
For example: Highly sensitive information such as salaries of staff can be password-protected using the ‘Encrypt with Password’ feature in Excel.
Step 1: Click on the ‘File’ ribbon in the Excel toolbar
Step 2: Click on ‘Info’, then select ‘Protect Workbook’ and click on ‘Encrypt with Password’
Step 3: Enter a password and then re-enter the password
Step 4: Click on ‘OK’
The Excel is now encrypted. To ensure it is password protected, close and reopen the Excel file. If the below pop-up message is displayed, the file is successfully encrypted.
Note: Passwords are case-sensitive and cannot be recovered if lost. It is highly recommended to maintain a list of encrypted Excel file names and corresponding passwords in a safe and secure way.
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Learn how to do this step-by-step in the video below 👇