May 26, 2016

WinZip Password Recovery - Easily Recover WinZip Forgotten Password

How can I easily recover my WinZip file forgotten password? So urgent it is for me because there are lots of important files and images saved in the .zip file I have to use for my Office meeting few minutes later. Therefore, you know the way available to recover WinZip password or open password protected WinZip file should be both safe and effective.

So fortunately you are, since I have also met such problem. But I don’t choose to directly open encrypted zip file with some utilities, most of which probably would crack the zip archive. Instead, I recover forgotten zip password with green software called iSunshare ZIP Password Genius at first. 

Then I could save the zip password or take it to open my encrypted zip file. iSunshare ZIP Password Genius provides two editions to work on a computer or in a LAN, and recover zip/winzip/7zip password with different speed. So you don’t need to worry whether it could recover your WinZip file password. Now just please follow steps below to do with the WinZip password recovery tool.

Steps to Easily Recover WinZip Forgotten Password with WinZip Password Recovery Tool

Step 1: Install and run WinZip password recovery tool on computer.

Now the WinZip password recovery tool I choose is iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Standard, because I have only one computer used for recovering zip password. But if you have more computers in LAN to use, please don’t be hesitated to get iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional. Faster recovery speed you would enjoy later in LAN.

Step 2: Browse computer and add encrypted WinZip file.

Tap Open button and you can browse computer to find encrypted WinZip file you need to recover password. Select it and click Open button to import it into ZIP Password Genius. It would appear then in box Encrypted File.

browse and add encrypted winzip file

Step 3: Select an appropriate WinZip password recovery type and set details.

Just click Type of attack, and you could choose one appropriate type for your encrypted WinZip file from the drop-down list. Under the attack type, there are several options you can set to make password recovery range and length more accurate. Available options would be different if you choose different password attack type. More information you can see in the passage talking about how to set password attack type.

select appropriate winzip password recovery type

Step 4: Recover WinZip password after forgot.

The step 3 is just intended to make WinZip password recovery more effective than when you do nothing. So no matter you follow step 3 to do or not, you can click Start button no to let WinZip password recovery begin. You could see the progress on ZIP Password Genius until the progress finish finding out WinZip password. WinZip password would show in new dialog where you can copy password and open your encrypted WinZip file in compression software.

recover winzip password after forgot successfully

In summary, you just need to run WinZip password recovery tool, add encrypted WinZip file, and choose attack type to recover WinZip password on ZIP Password Genius designed with friendly-user interface. So easily for everyone to recover zip password on a computer. Then could open or extract password protected WinZip file to get out important files and images for you.

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May 13, 2016

How to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File without Password

As is known, when we have a zip/winzip/7zip file, no matter it is not encrypted or protected with password we know, we can open the zip archive, view files in it, or extract it to a folder.

However, if the zip file is protected with unknown password, no matter which option we have chosen to encrypt zip file in WinRAR, we cannot view, open even extract encrypted zip file.

So the best way is to keep encrypted zip file password in safe place. Once we need it, we could easily find out to use. But if you lost or forgot zip password unfortunately, whether you cannot extract encrypted zip file?

Surely it is not. Now the utilities used usually, such as NSIS and iSunshare ZIP Password Genius, could help users to extract encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File without password.
  • NSIS: free and directly extract zip file without password
  • iSunshare ZIP Password Genius: free trial and find password to extract encrypted zip file

Let’s see how they help to extract encrypted .zip file in following article.

Option 1: Take NSIS to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File

Step 1: Download, install and run NSIS on your computer.

Step 2: Choose Installer based on ZIP on NSIS to open Zip2Exe window.

choose installer based on zip option

Step 3: Click Open button to select encrypted .zip file in Zip2Exe window.

choose encrypted zip file to generate as exe file

Step 4: Confirm the location of output exe file and click on Generate button.

Step 5: Double-click exe file you get after generation. And install it to destination folder.

install exe file to extract encrypted zip file without password

With the installation complete, you have extracted encrypted zip file to destination folder.

successfully extract encrypted zip file with NSIS

But sometimes I find it doesn’t work successfully. And I don’t know the reasons. At this moment, I just try other utility, iSunshare ZIP Password Genius.

Option 2: Take iSunshare Software to Extract Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File

It is heard that iSunshare ZIP Password Genius provides two editions to work on different situations. So it would be more optional than NSIS. If you have one computer, you can choose Standard edition. While you have more than one computer in LAN, you could get Professional edition to improve speed on extracting encrypted zip file.

So now I choose iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional without a second thought when I have two computers in Local Area Network.

Tip: About how to use ZIP Password Genius Standard to extract your zip file, you can follow its user guide to recover zip password on your computer at first.

Step 1: Download Professional trial version to install, and run to have a try.

When you find trial version cannot recover your encrypted zip file password, it is just because your zip file password is longer than 3 characters. In order to successfully extract your archive, you should get its full version and go on.

Step 2: Prepare client program iSunshare ZIP Peer to run on other computers in LAN.

create isunshare zip peer installation exe file
  • First, click Make Peer button to create installation file of iSunshare ZIP Peer.
  • Second, move the exe file to other accessible computers in LAN.
  • Third, install and run iSunshare ZIP Peer for zip password recovery.
install and run isunshare zip peer in lan

Your computer running iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional have automatically launched iSunshare ZIP Peer. So you don’t need to install and run iSunshare ZIP Peer again on your PC.

Step 3: Add encrypted zip file to ZIP Password Genius Professional.

Just tap on Open button, you could browse computer and select encrypted zip file you want to extract. Then you could see it imported into Encrypted File box of iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional.

import encrypted zip file into main program

Step 4: Specify probable zip password range and length in order to improve speed.

Under Range Options and Length, you could specify probable characters zip password includes and password length. The narrower the range is and shorter password length is, the less time you would spend.

specify zip password recovery range

Step 5: Start to recover zip password with main and client programs.

Click Start button on main program. Instantly client program iSunshare ZIP Peer would begin to work in LAN. All of them work together to recover zip password for imported encrypted zip file.

successfully recover encrypted zip file password

Step 6: Extract encrypted zip file with password you found.

After you find zip password with ZIP Password Genius, you can extract your encrypted zip file now as usual. Copy password and extract encrypted zip file in WinRAR or save zip password in safe place.

extract encrypted zip file with found password

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