How to protect your Microsoft Excel documents with a password

How to protect your Microsoft Excel documents with a password

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Microsoft Excel is mostly used for sensitive information by businesses and regular consumers, should you want to keep these files safe from prying eyes, you will need to protect it with a password. If you are not familiar with the process needed to protect your Excel 2016 documents, you are in luck as it couldn’t be easier.

You will need to open the Excel document that you would like to secure, and click ‘File’, ‘Info’ and choose ‘Protect Workbook’ right underneath Info.

Click on ‘Encrypt with Password’ and type in a password. Your password will have to be something you would be able to remember, because you will lose access to your file if you forget your password.

This will only protect the chosen document. You will have to repeat the process on an individual basis if you need to protect more Excel documents.

The process is pretty simple and won’t take more than a couple of minutes. In future, Microsoft Excel will ask you to type in your password every time you try to open a protected document, giving you peace of mind that your sensitive files are protected.

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