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4886Re: password protected documents

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  • Edward Mendelson
    Mar 2, 2008
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      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, m_hendriksen_cvg no_reply@
      wrote:
      >
      > > As a person who supported WordPerfect for the Macintosh when it was
      > > still be deveoped and sold by WordPerfect Corporation I can assure
      > > you that even if you are able to get the WP Mac 3.5x application
      > > working, unless you remember the password, you _will not_ be able to
      > > open the files. I remember the people who worked on the encryption
      > > project. They were brilliant and knew what they were doing, and they
      > > did not leave a "back door" anywhere to make it possible to open
      > > locked files. That is what made the security of locked documents so
      > > compelling. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I hope that you
      wrote
      > > the password(s) you used down somewhere or used the same password
      > > somewhere else so you can find it.
      >
      > That fits with my memory that WPCorp. said they had no means to break
      > the encryption, unlike Claris Corp., who would open a protected
      > Filemaker database for you if you sent them the file and claimed you
      > owned it.
      >
      > > Mike Hendriksen, former I.T. Macintosh Technician for the Mac Group
      > > at WPCorp and at NOVELL
      >
      > Mike, welcome to the group. I'm especially glad to see old WP hands
      > like yourself here, since you may have knowledge that just isn't
      > available anywhere else.
      >
      > John R.
      >
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