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Protect Excel 2013 Files with Password

How to protect Microsoft Excel 2013 files with password?

There are two ways to protect Excel workbooks to encrypt with passwords.

First: If you just want to lock it down with Encryption, follow this process.

1. Click on the “File” menu button on the top left corner of Excel Sheet.

Excel Sheet Password

2. Click Info -> Protect Workbook -> Encrypt with Password.

Excel Password Encryption

3. Enter a strong password when prompted. Click OK and then Save it.

Save Excel with Password

Second: If you want to prevent Excel workbook to modify, follow this process.

1. Click on the “File” menu button on the top left corner of Excel Sheet and then Save As.

Protect Excel File with Password

2. On the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools. On the Tools menu, click General Options.

Password Protect Excel 2013

3. A dialogue box will prompt. Under File sharing, type password to open and password to modify.

Password for Excel

4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password.

Protect Excel with Password

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