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ZIP Password Unlocker

ZIP Password Unlocker User Guide

Here you can learn the tutorial for ZIP password recovery with this powerful ZIP Password Unlocker.

ZIP Password Unlocker is an efficient WinZIP password recovery tool to recover forgotten passwords from ZIP archives (*.zip) created with any tools, including WinRAR and WinZip. It allows you to recover ZIP password at high speed with SSE and advanced search algorithm.



Part 1. Remove Lost WinZIP Password

Download and install ZIP Password Unlocker, launch this app and then follow the steps to remove password.

Step 1: Click on ZIP Password Recovery and import the RAR archive you want to recover password for.
zip password recovery

Step 2:Select one of the 3 password attack types and make the attack settings if needed, then click the Start button to begin recovering.
remove zip password

Step 3:Once the password is successfully recovered, a dialog box will pop up to inform you of it. Write down the password and click OK to finish your operation.
Note: Here you click the Start Page tab back to the software main interface.
remove zip password

Part 2. Password Attack Settings

1> Brute-force Attack
Brute-force Attack- recovers passwords by trying all possible password combinations. Best if you know nothing about the forgotten password.

Recover password with this attack type, just select Brute-force and click the Start button.

2> Brute-force with Mask Attack
Brute-force with Mask Attack – reduce password recovery time by restricting the search area if you know something about the forgotten password like the password length. If you can recall part of the lost password, this attack is the best choice.

For example, if you can remember your lost password is composed of lowercase letters, numbers and uppercase letters, contains 5-8 characters, and starts with "gh" and ends with "1", you can select Brute-force with Mask and click the Settings button to make the following settings:
attack settings

3> Dictionary Attack
Dictionary Attack – check the combinations from a dictionary file as possible password until it finds the correct password or until all the words in the dictionary have been verified. Best if you use regular words or phrases for password.

You can use either default dictionary or your own one (created by you in various languages, like English, French, Chinese, Japanese, etc.).

Recover password with this attack type, just select the Dictionary attack, and click Settings to customize your settings. Then click Start button to begin.
attack settings

Part 3. Search Encrypted WinRAR Files

ZIP Password Unlocker allows you to scan your computer for all password-protected ZIP archives if you couldn't remember the file location.

Step 1: just click on Search Encrypted Files on the main interface.
search encrypted zip file

Step 2: Select the type of scan and where to scan on the next window, and then click the Scan button on the following screen:
search encrypted zip file

Step 3: Once the password-protected WinZIP archive found, you can right-click on the target file and select Recover Password to start recovering.
search encrypted zip file