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Easily encrypt and decrypt selected cell values or contents in Excel

Supposing you have a workbook which contains some important information couldn't be viewed by others. In this case, you would like to encrypt the cell contents, but Excel doesn't have a function for encrypting the cell contents. With Kutools for Excel’s Encrypt Cells and Decrypt Cells utility, you can quickly encrypt the selected cell values and decrypt the cell contents.

Encrypt the selected cell contents

Decrypt the selected cells that have been encrypted with Encrypt Cells

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Encrypt the selected cell contents

1. Select the range that you want to encrypt.

2. Apply this utility by clicking Kutools Plus > Encrypt Cells, then type in the password in the Encrypt Cells dialog box, choose one type of masks you want to display in cells after encrypted. See screenshots:
shot encrypt decrypt cell 001

Check None option, then the cell contents will be displayed as below:

shot encrypt decrypt cell 03

Check Char option, then the cell contents will be displayed as below:

shot encrypt decrypt cell 05

Check String option, then the cell contents will be displayed as below:

shot encrypt decrypt cell 07

Note: If a cell contains formula will not be encrypted.


Decrypt the selected cells that have been encrypted with Encrypt Cells

The encrypted cells that have been encrypted with the Encrypt Cells utility can only be decrypted with the Decrypt Cells utility.

1. Please select the cells which have been encrypted with Encrypt Cells.

2. Click Kutools Plus > Decrypt Cells to apply this utility. See screenshots:
shot encrypt decrypt cell 008

3. Type in the password and click OK. You will see the encrypted cells values become as follows, see screenshots:
shot encrypt decrypt cell 09


GIF: Easily encrypt and decrypt selected cell values or contents in Excel

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    Mark K · 5 years ago
    We would like to prevent someone FORGETING to encrypt the cells after they finished working with the document. Is it possible to get cells automatically encrypted once document is closed.
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    Jason Hall · 5 years ago
    The password for MiniMall is clearly the same no matter what line is used. Ever heard of Cipher Block Chaining? Look it up. It would nearly eliminate the possibility of two lines being the same even with the same password.