excel-file protection

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by jbionic, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. jbionic

    jbionic Registered Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Lets say you've copied your employee an excel-file, so it can open the file and do all types of operations and calculations. You know the employee is likely to backup the file and try to use it later on its own computer. Is there any way to disable the employee from opening and working with the file on another workstation?
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003
    Hi jbionic

    Before I answer your question, I am going to qualify my answer.

    I have a small service business with 8 people who work for me. Two of them do administrative type work and have remote access to my computers. I don't password protect anything. One of them the more senior takes care of my business when I am away. She has complete authority, I leave her blank signed checks to do payroll, and she actually needs and has access to my bank accounts. Both these people have never done anything questionable, and have enhanced my business.

    So from this perspective my answer to you is don't give this employee the data if you don't trust them, and actually, I would question even having the employee in my business.

  3. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    May 24, 2009
    And in addition to the excellent point made above although you can protect the excel file using read and modify password that is not sufficient to protect it from dedicated password crackers or simply taking screenshots of the opened fille in question.
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