• France

    Hi Derik, 

    Welcome to the Box Product Support.

    Yes, you can edit Excel files that are password-protected via Box Edit, however you won't be able to preview them in Box.

    When you open a password protected excel file using your desktop excel app, box edit application pops up and prompts for a password. Once the password is entered the excel document pops right up. 

    You can learn more about Box Edit on these help articles:

    Thank you for posting and let us know how else we can help!


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  • Derik Poh

    Hi France, thanks for your reply. 

    I understand that I could use Box Tools to do so, however, is there still a way to open the encrypted Excel file with any MS Excel installed in the device? Possible for Excel Online to prompt for password entry?

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  • KurtBaker


    In my experience, you need to use the installed Excel program; Excel Online won't work with password protected files.

    Kurt Baker

    Penn State University

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