Remove password from DOCX

  1. Rename the document to zip format
  2. Open it up in my favorite zip program
  3. Edit settings.xml in Notepad
  4. Look for "protection" in the xml file, and you will locate <w:documentProtection> element.
  5. Remove all the attributes in it so it looks like <w:documentProtection />
  6. Update the zip file
  7. Rename the document back to docx
  8. Open it up in Word, if it asks to recover the document say yes and you are able to edit the document...