iSumsoft » Guides » Word Password Refixer User Guide

Word Password Refixer User Guide

User Guide - How to use Word Password Refixer?

Microsoft Word is a very common daily documents application program. We almost use Microsoft Word every day for working or studying. And we often set up a password to open a MS Word document. But too many passwords are too hard to remember, so we need a method to recover the passwords that are easy to forget. iSumsoft Word Password Refixeris a professional password recovery tool for recovering lost/forgotten MS Word password. And it is useful, helpful and beneficial to you even to everyone. Now let’s learn something about how to use iSumsoft Word Password Refixer to recover your lost/forgotten MS Word password.

Video Guide:

What do you need?
Software: iSumsoft Word Password Refixer
OS Support: Windows NT4/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 2012/ 2016, Windows 7/ 8/ 10.
Hardware Requirements: 40 MB or more; 256 MB or above.

1 Add file

Firstly, of course install Word Password Refixerand start it. Click the “Open” button (or select the "File | Open File" menu item) on the top and browse for the password protected MS Word file as shown in the figure.

open word file

Select the password protected MS Word file.

select word file

2 Attack Type Selection and Recovery

Select one of the 4 password attack types (Brute-force Attack, Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack and Smart Attack) and make the attack settings if needed. Then press the “Start” and wait for the recovering for a few seconds.

select a password recovery attack

 

start

A few seconds later, a dialog box will pop up to inform you of the successful recovery. Then you can click the “Copy” button and paste the password to open your lost/forgotten password MS Word document.

success

3Password Attack and Settings Instruction

Brute-Force Attack: This attack will try all possible password combinations to recover lost Word password. Best if you know nothing about the lost/forgotten password. You can just click the “Start” button if using this type of attack.

Mask Attack: Better using this type to recover your forgotten Word passwords if you can remember your password partially. If you choose Mask Attack, you should offer some password symbols which you can remember. A Password Mask must be defined to use Mask Attack. And it will reduce password recovery time.

mask attack

Dictionary Attack: Recover lost Word password by trying the password combinations in the built-in dictionary. You can also create your own dictionary using various languages. Best if you use regular words or phrases for password. The picture below is the instruction of dictionary attack.

dictionary attack

Simply select the desired dictionary file. In addition, you can select an option "Smart mutations" or "Try all possible upper/lower case combinations".

settings for dictionary attack

Smart Attack: It will try all possible characters combinations include all printable characters to recover Word password automatically and smartly.

4Other Setting

Range: Setting the range options you can be sure about the lost/forgotten password of the encrypted MS Word file will shorten the recovery time and increase attack success rate.

password range options

Length: The minimum and maximum possible length for the password can be set as your will.

password length options

Auto-save: Automatically save the process if you enable this option and resume the process when you run the program next time. It makes you more convenient to recover your lost/forgotten password of Word document.