Crack the Password on an Excel VBA Project



  1. Change the extension of the .xlsm file to .zip.
  2. Open the .zip file (with WinZip or WinRar etc) and go to the xl folder.
  3. Extract the vbaProject.bin file and open it in a Hex Editor.
  4. Search for DPB and replace with DPx and save the file.
  5. Replace the old vbaProject.bin file with this new on in the zipped file.
  6. Change the file extension back to .xlsm.
  7. Open workbook skip through the warning messages.
  8. Open up Visual Basic inside Excel.
  9. Go to Tools > VBAProject Properties > Protection Tab.
  10. Put in a new password and save the .xlsm file.
  11. Close and re open and your new password will work.