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#1 Haggis

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:27

Hey Guys

 

was not sure where the best place was to post this

 

We have a powerpoint that a team uses at work

 

one of the team members created it and added a password that is needed to modify it

 

This employee has now left

 

We need access to the powerpoint to change some of the wording in it

 

 

Do any of you know of a way to be able to remove the password so we can modify it again

 

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#2 mastercoms

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:38

You have to know the password. If you're an extreme haxor you can decrypt it, but that would take a long time, or you could brute force the password, which could take a long time.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:39

Have you tried using Microsoft's DocRecrypt Tool?

http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=36443

 

The commands that you'll need to use the tool: http://technet.micro...y/jj923033.aspx

 

 

Edit: Oops, just noticed that it only works on the open document format.



#4 Jeston

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:43

Surely if it was for work the person wouldn't have used a hard cryptic password. Just try a simple brute force attack on it.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:06

Can you open the presentation at all? If you can, you could try to just copy the slides into a new unprotected presentation and make changes there.



#6 TDT

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:15

I use this, worked every time with Excel, PP, etc.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:29

I use this, worked every time with Excel, PP, etc.

 

$795 dollars?



#8 TDT

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:38

$795 dollars?

Yeah, it's a small price for this big company where I work :)

 

P.S. The basic version is just 48$



#9 OP Haggis

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 13:25

Surely if it was for work the person wouldn't have used a hard cryptic password. Just try a simple brute force attack on it.

 

Yeah i think this is gonna be the only way to do it

 

 

Can you open the presentation at all? If you can, you could try to just copy the slides into a new unprotected presentation and make changes there.

 

can open it but cant copy anything :(



#10 xendrome

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 13:34

Send me a pm with a link to the file, I have some software installed here at work that can probably remove or tell me the password.

 

And if you can't host it anywhere, let me know I have an internal site you can upload to via a web-page.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 15:29

can open it but cant copy anything :(

 

:(

 

The only thing I can think of is to take screenshots of the slides and then photoshop them. But it could be too much of a hassle. So you may as well just re-create it from scratch.



#12 OP Haggis

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 17:37

Send me a pm with a link to the file, I have some software installed here at work that can probably remove or tell me the password.

 

And if you can't host it anywhere, let me know I have an internal site you can upload to via a web-page.

 

Thanks, i will get back to you next week if thats ok



#13 xrobwx

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 17:45

Not sure if this will help but it has some tools that show passwords.

 

http://www.neowin.ne...rol-center-2130



#14 xendrome

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 21:11

Thanks, i will get back to you next week if thats ok

 

Yeah no rush, you know where to find me. I'd recommend the software but it's forensic recovery high dollar stuff we use at work and requires a hardware dongle. Plus it's super expensive.





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