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How Do I Recover a Password Protected Spreadsheet In Numbers?

I had a touch password protected spreadsheet in Numbers and I forwarded it to another computer that does not have touch password. It asked for the password which I forgot. I looked in Keychain and deleted it in error… now I cannot open the spreadsheet with touch and it asks for the password.

Is there any way I can open this spreadsheet and then set up a password that I will make sure to remember? All assistance is appreciated.

System is Catalina with latest Numbers version.
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Frank Sanita

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Recover a Password Protected Spreadsheet In Numbers?”

    10 months ago

    So you deleted the password completely in the Keychain? Then there is no way to get the file back. It is not just password-protected, but encrypted as it should be.

    Do you have a Time Machine backup? Perhaps then you can revert to a copy of the spreadsheet from before it was protected.

    Frank Sanita
    10 months ago

    Thank you for the response. This made me realize I had the file on my iMac and I was able to air drop back to my MB Air and was able to retrieve the unlocked file and recover it in full.

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