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How to Recover Forgotten Password from an Encrypted ZIP File?

Terri Collins

Jan 28,2013 02:23 / Posted by to RAR/ZIP Tips
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Forgot ZIP Password?

Is there any way to unlock the zip folder after protecting it with a password? I have just forgotten my ZIP file password and how can I open encrypted zip file if I do not know the password?

--Asked by Allison in Yahoo Answer.

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Try to Recall the ZIP Password

My suggestion to this problem is to try to recall what the forgotten zip password is. Keep clam and think of the combinations you use in a password. In some cases, you might forget a password temporarily and the password will go back to your mind when you try to remember it or just some time later. If this doesn't work, getting an advanced zip password recovery tool seems to be the best choice.


Pick up an Advanced ZIP Password Recovery Tool

With so many password recovery tools available on market to choose from, it's also difficult for you to take one. Password cracking time, ease of use and the price are some important factors you should consider in making the decision.

ZIP Passsword Unlocker is a stand-out one. It allows you to easily and quickly recover passwords from encrypted ZIP archives through Brute-force attack, Brute-attack with Mask attack and Dictionary attack.


Reasons to Use ZIP Password Unlocker

ZIP Password Unlocker is famous for the high recovery speed. By using advanced SSE technology and new and unique search algorithm, this tool enables you to enjoy a higher speed in recovering lost ZIP password than many other similar applications. And it supports password recovery for encrypted ZIP archives (*.zip) created using any tools, including the latest version of WinRAR.

What's more, ZIP Password Unlocker features auto-save ability. You can resume your ZIP password recovery at any time after stop or interruption. And it includes the option to let you search your encrypted ZIP files when you don't remember where you store the files.


Steps to Recover ZIP Password with Unlocker

  • Step 1. Download and install ZIP Password Unlocker in any computer.
  • Step 2. Click ZIP Password Recovery and import the zip archive that you want to recover password of.
  • Step 3. Select one of the 3 password attacks (Brute-force, Brute-force with Mask and Dictionary attacks)and customize the settings if needed.
  • Step 4. Click Start button to begin cracking the lost ZIP password.
  • Step 5. Write down the password once the password is cracked.

As for how long it will take to recover ZIP password you have forgotten, it depends on the lost password strength and your computer performance in addition to the recovery speed of the ZIP file password recovery tool. If your password is short and simple, it might take you a few minutes to get back your lost zip password. But it also might take you days even months if the forgotten password is long and complicated.

Terrible with numbers and cannot remember your passwords? You can try to remember all your passwords with a password manager tool like KeePass.

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