2007 - Protected Workbook - Can't Unprotect It

Jun 15, 2009

I have a workbook that many moons ago I protected. Now I want the workbook to be an unprotected workbook so many users can view and update if necessary.

Typically I know you are supposed to go to: Review, Changes, Unprotect Workbook. But all that is available is to protect the workbook, but it is already protected. I know this because every time I open the workbook, I am prompted to enter a password.

Is there another way to remove this workbook protection I do not know about?

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