How To Password Protect Excel File On a Mac

Password Protect Excel File on Mac Tutorial

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Create an Excel file

Create an excel file and fill in the information you want.
For this example I entered some random information and saved the Excel file on the desktop.

Save Excel File

Password protect Excel file settings

To set a password you can go to the File options at the top of the menu.

At the bottom you can find the Passwords settings.

Select Excel File settings - Password options

After you click on it you will see a popup.

You can set a Password to open the file by typing a password in the bar.

You can also set a password to modify the file if you wish.

For this example, I only use the example for Password to open so I have filled in something.

The next step is to click on the OK button.

Password protect Excel File on Mac

You will now see another popup and you must enter the same password in the field again for confirmation.

Once you have done that, click on the OK button.

re-enter password

Excel File is now password protected

Save the settings and then close the file. As you can see, the password is now requested when attempting to open the file.
You will only gain access after you have entered the password correctly.

Excel File is protected

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