Can I set a password on an Excel Spreadsheet? (Excel 2010)

Before setting the password it is important to remember that if you lose or forget the password, it cannot be recovered.  Also remember that passwords are case sensitive.

  1. Click the File Button , click Save As, and on the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools menu, click General Options.
  3. Under File sharing, in the Password to modify box or Password to Open box, type a password.
  4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password.

Reviewed – 19/03/2018

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