Can I recover a forgotten password?

The short answer is no, unless you saved the password somewhere you can find it again. Word keeps no record of your passwords.

Note: Third parties offer software online that they claim can retrieve a password in Word. We can’t recommend them, and we don’t guarantee their results.

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