How to Crack ZIP/WinZIP/7ZIP File Password - Open Encrypted Zip File

This guide will show you how to crack ZIP archives password with ZIP Password Rescuer. Including ZIP, WinZIP and 7-ZIP Archives password. Key Steps:

Step 1: Install ZIP Password Rescuer on your computer.

Step 2: Import your target ZIP file.

Step 3: Choose an attack type.

Step 3: Start cracking password.

Step 1. Install ZIP Password Rescuer on Your Computer.

Purchase ZIP Password Rescuer full version and install it on your computer. You also can download the free trial version from the download link on our website. It can recover a password with less than three digits.

Note: If your computer runs Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/Server2019/2016/2008, you'd better to run it as administrator.


Step 2. Import Your Target ZIP File

After installation, run the software and import a ZIP file which you want to crack its password:

Click "Open" button (or click the "File | Open File" from menu bar).

Import a encrypted zip file

In the Open File Dialog, select your target file and click "Open".

Select the password-protected zip file in dialog


Step 3. Choose An Attack Type to Crack ZIP Password.

There are four attack types in our program for you to crack your password. They are Brute-force Attack, Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack and Smart Attack.

Attacking options to crack winzip password

Option 1: If you choose Brute-force Attack, the program will try all possible combinations in the specified Range.

Attack Settings on ZIP Password Cracker

You can change the password length on "Length" Setting, then the program will try all passwords combinations whose length is in the range you set.
Minimal password length: Set the minimum password length.
Maximal password length: Set the maximum password length.

Password length settings on ZIP Password Cracker

Option 2: If you choose Mask Attack, you should offer some password symbols which you can remember. Give the symbols you remembered, replace the unknown symbols with "?". Such as ac???ab. A Password Mask must be defined when you choose Mask Attack.

Mask Attack on ZIP Password Cracker

Option 3: If you choose Dictionary Attack, click "Dictionary" on the tab bar.

Dictionary Attack on ZIP Password Rescuer

"Dictionary" Settings:
Simply select the desired dictionary file. In addition, you can select an option "Smart mutations" or "Try all possible upper/lower case combinations"

Dictionary settings on ZIP Password Cracker

Option 4: If you choose Smart Attack, all settings are set by default. And the program will try all password combinations until found the right password of your ZIP file.


Step 4. Start Cracking Password.

When you complete all settings. Click “Start” button(or select the "Attack | Start" menu item) to start the attack, then you will get your password back.

Start zip password cracking

When you successfully crack a password with ZIP Password Rescuer, the right password will be displayed in the dialog box. Copy it and use it to open the protected ZIP Archives.

open password protected zip file



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