Encrypt and Decrypt Excel files

Using MS Excel

In MS Excel (e.g MS Excel 2003), to implement file encryption settings, you may try:

  • From the Tools menu, select Options, and then select the Security tab.
  • Input Password to open and click the Advanced button.
  • Choose the encryption type and confirm the password.


Figure: Options dialog


Figure: Encryption Type dialog

Encrypting Excel file

The following example shows how you can encrypt / password protect an excel file using the Aspose.Cells API.

Sample Code:

Decrypting Excel file with Aspose.Cells

It is very to open password-protect excel file and decrypt using the Aspose.Cells API as following codes: