Unprotect MS Word Document

  • Here’s the gist – fire up Word, open your file, then select Tools > Macro > “Microsoft Script Editor”, you’ll get an HTML view, search for “UnprotectPassword” and change it to all zero’s – voila!
  • I had to un-check IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Disable Script Debugging (other) to get the MSE menu item in MS Word enabled.
  • MSE exe location on my system (Office 2003) -  C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11MSE7.exe