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When you try to open a Lotus 1-2-3 WK3 or WK4 file that is password protected, you receive the following error message:
Cannot open protected file.
Microsoft Excel for Mac cannot import password protected Lotus 1-2-3 files saved in the WK3 or WK4 file format.
Excel for Mac can import Lotus 1-2-3 files that are not password protected or that are saved in the WKS or WK1 file format. To open the file in Excel for Mac, reopen it in Lotus 1-2-3 and do either of the following: