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3 Methods to Decrypt Encrypted ZIP/WinZip/7ZIP File without Open Password

It is regretful to hear that you cannot decrypt your encrypted .zip file just because of zip password forgot. But even though this happens suddenly, we could find an effective method to recover zip password and decrypt encrypted zip/winzip/7zip file instantly. Just like the article talking about, both NSIS and iSunshare ZIP Password Genius help users to easily decrypt encrypted zip file without password. Now let’s see how they do that.

3 Methods to Decrypt Encrypted .ZIP File without Open Password:

Method 1: Run NSIS to Decrypt Encrypted .ZIP File without Password

NSIS is free software that could generate encrypted zip file to exe file. When you successfully install the exe file on your computer, the encrypted zip file password is removed at the same time. So you could decrypt zip file without getting zip open password.

Step 1: Get and install NSIS on your computer.

Step 2: Tap on Installer based on ZIP file to open Zip2Exe generator.

choose installer based on zip file option

Step 3: Click Open button to add your encrypted zip file to Zip2Exe generator.

add encrypted zip file to generator

Step 4: Set the path to save output exe file and click Generate button.

Step 5: When you get an exe file, double click it to install on your computer.

install exe file to decrypt zip file

Step 6: After installation is finished, encrypted zip file is decrypted too.

Sometimes, probably you cannot see anything in zip file after decrypting zip/winzip/7zip file with NSIS, because it is not so perfect now to decrypt zip file. If it really happens, please follow article below to learn zip file decryption with ZIP Password Genius.


Method 2: Decrypt Encrypted .ZIP File with ZIP Password Genius Standard

If you think NSIS is a free but not sure zip file decryption tool, ZIP Password Genius would be powerful zip password recovery tool that could run and recover zip password to decrypt password protected zip file. This method will take ZIP Password Genius Standard on one computer to recover encrypted zip file forgotten password. If you have not only one accessible computer in Local Area Network, you are welcome to follow Method 3 with higher recovery speed.

Step 1: Install and run ZIP Password Genius Standard on your computer.

add encrypted zip file to zip password recovery tool

Step 2: Add encrypted zip file to it and choose appropriate password attack type.

Step 3: Set different parameters as detailed as possible to recover zip password quickly.

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Step 4: Once zip password is recovered, copy it to decrypt encrypted zip file in WinRAR software.

decrypt encrypted zip file with zip password genius


Method 3: Decrypt Encrypted .ZIP File with ZIP Password Genius Professional

Compared to method 2, the difference is that you can experience faster zip password recovery speed. Especially when forgotten zip password is complex and long, ZIP Password Genius Professional would be better choice than ZIP Password Standard to decrypt zip file.

Step 1: Prepare iSunshare ZIP Password Genius Professional on one computer in LAN.

install and run zip password genius professional

Step 2: Create and run iSunshare ZIP Peer on other available PCs in LAN.

create and run client program isunshare zip peer

With Make Peer button, you can create installation file of client program iSunshare ZIP Peer, then install and run it on other PCs in the Local Area Network. Get ready to recover ZIP forgotten password.

Step 3: Tap on Open button to import your encrypted zip file to ZIP Password Genius Professional.

import encrypted zip file

Step 4: Shorten password recovery range and length in Range Options and Length to improve recovery efficiency.

Step 5: Recover zip password by starting ZIP Password Genius Professional and iSunshare ZIP Peer to work.

start main and client program to recover zip password

Step 6: Few seconds later, copy recovered password to decrypt encrypted zip file.

decrypt encrypted zip file with recovered password

Which method is better for you to decrypt encrypted zip/winzip/7zip file? It should be chosen depend on your situation and requirements. For example, how many computers you can use and how safe and effective you expect for your zip file.

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