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How to Remove PowerPoint 2016 Password to Open/Modify

A PowerPoint presentation can be protected by two layers of passwords, password to open and password to modify. If you have added password protection for a PowerPoint 2016 document but now forgot the password or no longer need it, you can remove it. Now this page will show how to remove PowerPoint 2016 password to open and modify.


Part 1: Remove password to open from PowerPoint 2016

Tips: If you know the password to open, just skip the Step 1 shown as below and directly open the PowerPoint 2016 presentation to remove the password. If you’ve forgotten or lost the password to open and can’t be able to open the protected PowerPoint 2016 presentation, you need to firstly follow the Step 1 below to retrieve the password before you can remove it.

Step 1: Retrieve forgotten password to open for PowerPoint 2016

1. Download PowerPoint Password Refixer software and install it on your computer. After installation is completed, launch it.

2. Type the .pptx file path in the text filed under Encrypted File.

Type .pptx file path

Alternative: You also can click the Open button. Then in the Open File dialog locate the path to your PowerPoint 2016 document, select it and then click Open. Then the path can be imported into this software.

add .pptx file path

3. Click the drop-down under Type of attack to select one attack type. Configure the parameter settings based on your needs, such as Range, Length.

Select attack type

4. Click the Start button to start password recovery. Wait till the password is recovered and displayed.

Password is retrieved

Step 2: Open protected PowerPoint 2016 presentation with the password

Step 3: Remove password to open from PowerPoint 2016 presentation

1. Click File and then select Info tab. Then click Protect Presentation -> Encrypt with Password.

Click Encrypt with Password

2. Click in the Password box and press the backspace on your keyboard to revoke the password. Then click OK.

delete the password to open

Part 2: Remove password to modify from PowerPoint 2016

If you’ve forgotten the password to modify and only can open the PowerPoint 2016 presentation in read-only mode, the only option is to remove the password to modify by using a third-party tool. Just find such a tool on the web. If you know the password to modify, to remove it just need to follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Open the PowerPoint 2016 presentation. When asked for password to modify, type the password and click OK.

Step 2: Click File -> Save As and then select one location where you will save this presentation.

Step 3: In the Save As dialog, click the Tools button at the bottom and then select General Options.

select General Options

Step 4: In the General Options dialog, click in the box next to Password to modify, and press the backspace on your keyboard to delete the password. Then click OK.

delete the password to modify

Step 5: When you return back to the Save As dialog, click Save to save this presentation.