Password Protect Excel Sheets

Learn how to quickly password protect an Excel Sheet.

Password Protect Excel Sheet
Password Prompt

In Excel, you can quickly set password protection to any document. When a user, including yourself, opens the protected document, a prompt message is displayed asking for the Password. If the wrong password is entered, a the following message is displayed. Once you hit “OK” the window will close.

Wrong Password

How to Password Protect a Sheet

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Password Protect an Excel Sheet

  1. Click “FILE” in the upper left.

    Click File in Excel

  2. Click “Info” then “Protect Workbook”

    Info Password

  3. Select “Encrypt with Password”

    Encrypt with Password

  4. Enter your Password.

    Set Password

  5. Enter Password Again

    Password Twice

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