Retrieve Password Protected DOCX File

Microsoft Word is most powerful program, enriched with amazing and simple features. It is easier to create documents by layering texts, animations, shapes, pictures and charts. The simple visual interface present in this app will allow you to record any element and also edit documents online. It has significant collaboration software and enhanced customized toolbar that provides set of formatting tools to current task. Sometimes to prevent unauthorized access of important DOCX file user may create password for security purpose. However, even after password protection to DOCX file, it get erased or lost due to many conditions.

Scenarios that tends to removal or loss of password protected DOCX files are listed below:

  • Accidental deletion of important password protected DOCX file while trying to delete unwanted ones using Shift Delete keys
  • Emptying Recycle Bin folder without checking for its important content
  • Unintentional formatting of hard drive partition or storage drive containing your DOCX files could lead to lose file permanently
  • While moving DOCX file from Windows system to external storage drive, if you get any interruption then it tends to deletion of those files forever
  • If your external storage device in which password protected DOCX file are saved gets infected by virus then it ends up in losing those files
  • Other reasons like abrupt system shut down, files system corruption, OS corruption and many other

Apart from mentioned above, password protected files get lost or deleted on Windows computer due to many other reasons. It is required to keep backup of important password protected DOCX files. In absence of backup files, it is recommended to use prominent DOCX recovery tool.

Software to retrieve password protected DOCX:

Yodot File Recovery can easily restore erased or missed password protected DOCX files on Windows system. Its user friendly interface regains files from hard drive and it does not alter its original file format. It has capability to retrieve all major files types including MS Office files, compressed files, generic media files, Outlook files, etc. It supports file recovery from FAT, FAT16, FAT32, ExtFAT, NTFS, ReFS and NTFS5 file systems on Windows system. It can get back files from external devices like FireWire drives, memory card, pen drives, SSD drive, internal and external hard drive, SSD drives and many more storage drives. This tool is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 versions. Its powerful scanning algorithms, with Find tool, option to preview files before saving, Save Recovery Session, etc are most talked features of this application.

Steps to recover password protected DOCX:

  • Download and install Recover erased files tool on your Windows system by logging in as local system administrator
  • After the completion of installation process, you can run software using shortcut icon present on desktop
  • On main screen you will get two options like 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • In that, opt for required option and then move to next window
  • Mark on the drive from where you want to restore password protected DOCX file from Windows OS and click on 'Next'
  • Select partition from where password protected DOCX file got permanently lost
  • Start scanning the selected drive by hitting on Next button
  • After completion of recovery process, rescued DOCX files can be seen in 'File Type View' or 'Data View'
  • Mark required DOCX files and save them using 'Save' option on desired destination location but not on the same drive


  • Avoid deleting password protected DOCX using Shift Delete keys on Windows system
  • Safe guard your computer from virus by using reliable anti-virus program
  • Always take backup of DOCX files on reliable external storage devices

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