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Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

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Ever wondered how to unprotect the active worksheet using code? Let us show you how to unprotect the active worksheet with Excel Macros!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Unprotect the active worksheet

Copy Source Code:


Sub UnprotectActiveWorksheet()

Dim pword As String

'Get the password from the user
pword = InputBox("Enter a Password to Unprotect the Worksheet")

'Unprotect the Active Worksheet
ActiveSheet.Unprotect pword
End Sub

Final Result: 

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookUnprotect-Active-Worksheet.xlsm


This is our worksheet, it is locked at the moment.

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the protected sheet. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Type in the password to unlock the sheet. Click OK.

Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Now your sheet is now unprotected! We can now try editing the sheet.Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Unprotect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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