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Workbook.Unprotect Method

Office 2007
Removes protection from a sheet or workbook. This method has no effect if the sheet or workbook isn't protected.

Syntax

expression.Unprotect(Password)

expression   A variable that represents a Workbook object.

Parameters

NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
PasswordOptionalVariantA string that denotes the case-sensitive password to use to unprotect the sheet or workbook. If the sheet or workbook isn't protected with a password, this argument is ignored. If you omit this argument for a sheet that's protected with a password, you'll be prompted for the password. If you omit this argument for a workbook that's protected with a password, the method fails.

Remarks

If you forget the password, you cannot unprotect the sheet or workbook. It's a good idea to keep a list of your passwords and their corresponding document names in a safe place.

Example

This example removes protection from the active workbook.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveWorkbook.Unprotect



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