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I am sorry to hear you forgot the password, please try the following to open it.
First you need to make sure you unhide file extensions. To do this in windows 7 or Vista Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings,clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
To show file extensions in windows XP, first open any folder on your hard drive, such as "My Computer" or "My Documents." Then select Tools and choose folder options.
When the Folder Options window opens, click the View tab. This will show the file and folder view settings.
Uncheck the box "Hide extensions for known file types." a click apply and OK.
Now that you have done that do the following to recover the document.
1. Right-click on the file you have forgot the password XXXXX
2. Click 'Rename'
3. Rename the file to recovered.rtf
4. The file should now have a new name and a new type. It is now a Rich Text File instead of a Word file.
5. Right-click on recovered.rtf and hover the mouse over "Open With".
6. Pick WordPad.
The file should now open up for you in WordPad. You won't have all of the styling you had before, but now you can copy and paste the text into a new Word document and re-style it however you want.
The most important part is to make sure you rename the file with the .rtf file extension.
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