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How to un encrypt .zip files?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by majorshake, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. majorshake

    majorshake Thread Starter

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    a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Nope. Other than brute-force attacks, it's pretty safe. :) We also don't help with cracking of passwords here, since it's impossible to know if it's a legal or illegal request.
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    Even assuming it's legal, you will have extreme difficulty in cracking the password.

    Been there, not succeeded in doing that ... (was a file encrypted by a staff member who had long since left) and nothing would work.
     
  4. majorshake

    majorshake Thread Starter

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    dang, thanks for the help though
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    Hi majorshake,

    In the future, with regard to saving your passwords in a safe place so you can remember all of them, you might consider the free software know as Password Safe - The security of Blowfish in a password database. You can read about it here at Bruce Schneier's (recognized Security expert) website: http://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html

    It is freely available from SourceForge.

    -- Tom

    P.S. Winzip uses AES encryption.
     
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