Office Password Rescuer Technical FAQ:

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

1: Q:What can Office Password Rescuer do for me?

A: Office Password Rescuer is one of the most popular password recovery tool to recover lost passwords for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Microsoft Outlook, no mater which version of your Office software(97-2016) is and regardless of the size of your document.

2. Q:System Requirements for Office Password Rescuer?

A: Office Password Rescuer is appropriate with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003/2000 (32-bit or 64-bit). Main requirements:

1 GHz processor (2.4 GHz is recommended);

128 MB of RAM (1 GB is recommended);

4 MB of free hard disk space.

3. Q:What is brute-force attack?

A: This is said that it will try all possible character combinations to find out the matched password. So it has a 100% recovery rate.

4. Q:What is brute-force with mask attack?

A: If you remember the kind of character or symbol of your password, you can specify the types of character combinations and the length range of the password. This will also 100% recover you password and shorten lots of the time.

5. Q:What’s "Character Set"?

A: It is only available to "Brute-force with Mask Attack" which instructs the program which characters combination will be tried, it also means restricting the search area so that can shorten the recovery time.
a-z, 0-9, A-Z, -_?!@#$... : Predefined Passwords Ranges. If you cannot remember character kind of your password, Select this and it will try all character combinations for you.
Custom Character Set : You can define your own Character Set for the Brute-Force Attack. Check "Custom Character Set". Select the Characters kind by yourself.
Prefix : If you remember the beginning characters of the password, select it and type in the Character.
Suffix : If you remember the end characters of the password, select it and type in the Character.

6. Q:What is "Dictionary Attack"?

A: This is an efficient attack method for recovering a lost password which is a name or a keyword. The program will try every word in the dictionary. Besides, you can add your own dictionary to the program for saving the recovery time. The dictionary is just a text file containing many keywords which are separated with line breaks.

7. Q:What is "Smart Mutations"?

A: Smart Mutations allows you to try combinations among passwords in the dictionary. If you want more character combinations, check "Smart Mutations" and choose a number for "Mutation Count". For example, if you select the dictionary file contains three words(ab,cd,12), then you choose 2 for "Mutation Count" in order to let the program mutate with these three sets, like ab, cd, 12, abab, abcd, ab12, cdab, cdcd, cd12, 12ab, 12cd, 1212, etc. Select a number in the "Max Password Length" for the possible maximum length of your password.

8. Q:What is the "Program Priority"?

A:Changing Program Priority allows you to control the allocation of processing resources on your computer. By default, all processes are at normal priority.
Idle priority means that Office Password Rescuer will not interrupt other programs, so attacks will not decrease the performance of other running applications.
High priority means that Office Password Rescuer will use all available system resources. The performance of other applications will degrade but Office Password Rescuer will work as fast as possible.

9. Q:What if I stop recovering the password?

A: Office Password Rescuer will save the recovery process automatically when you stop it. And it will proceed the process even if it suddenly suspended.

10. Q:What's the difference between the trial version and full version?

A: Free trial version allows you to recover a password which cantains less than 3 characters. If you want to 100% recover your password, please purchase the full version. By the way, we do not guarantee thorough technical support for users of the trial version unless purchasers.