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Password Protected WP docs

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#1 KJ7380


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:44 PM

Hey to all!

I'm sure I'm not alone -- I password protected a document in an older version of WP (don't know which version but the doc was stored on a floppy disk sometime in 1995). It's not a vitally important document but, if at all possible, I'd like to retrieve it.

I don't have any skills re: programming or code. I'm just a software user. I did manage to open the file in WordPad but, of course it's encrypted.

My questions are:

1. Is there any way for a non-programmer type to retrieve this file?

2. In the encrypted file shown in WordPad, the first line is 6 characters. Would this be the encrypted password? Is the encryption anything like a cryptoquote puzzle or is it infinitely more sophisticated?

I've been trying my best guesses but so far no luck.

Any help you can give me or even a definite answer of not possible would be appreciated.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:13 PM

I have a feeling that it's not possible.

Apart from that, it is against forum rules to discuss or suggest any method of bypassing security features, sorry.

Edited by petewills , 09 March 2010 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

Your request is genuine, and we empathize with your plight. However we have no way of verifying your claim or anyone who makes similar ones. Additionally the information if posted openly could be used for less than savory means against others, which would be as petewills has stated: 'against forum rules'.

Thank you for understanding why we are unable to help you. This topic is now closed.

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