We are currently battling with getting rid of old DOC, XLS, PPS, PPT files on our file shares. So far we used the Office File Converter to convert them to the new file formats which worked quite well. Now, after a few days of converting a few thousand files we realized that OFC didn´t convert the write protected files of Word properly but only some non-readable content which is not related to the original files.
We are therefore looking for a way to track down these write protected Word files.
Write protection refers to the password dialogue that you see when you open the file in MS Word which gives you the option of opening the file write-protected. When opening a file with that write-protection you also have the option of saving/converting it into the DOCX format and it will preserve the write protection i.e. the password dialogue comes up again when opening the DOCX file.
Does anyone have an idea how that can be done?