ZIP is the file with the .zip suffix. ZIP file is the file whose contents are being compressed for the storage. To keep our data secured from others, we put passwords into our different types of files and folders, such as ZIP files, RAR files, etc. But, at the time when you want to access that file and you forgot the password, you feel annoyed.
To help you out, here we have elaborated how to open password protected zip file without password. To unzip password protected zip file, you don’t have to pass complicated processes, but it is just a simple process. And, by completing the simple process, you can easily open password protected zip file.
There are three different methods through which you can easily unzip password protected zip file. With the proper implementation of any of these three methods, you can access your ZIP file. Here are those three methods:
Let us discuss each of these methods in detail:
The first method of resetting ZIP file password is through the help of an online tool. There are numbers of websites that can help you to recover the ZIP file password with no cost. Here, we are going to discuss a specific online tool for it. Let’s get into details:
STEP 1: First of all, go to https://unzip-online.com/en. This is the tool that going to help to recover the file’s password.
STEP 2: Once you have opened this website, click on “Choose File”. After you will click on this option, it will provide you the option to select a ZIP file from your computer or laptop. Here, you need to select the ZIP file of which you want to recover the password.
STEP 3: Then, click on “uncompress file”. Now, this website will upload this file into their server and it will re-convert it into a ZIP format by completely destroying the existing password of the original ZIP file.
STEP 4: Once the process will be completed, it will provide you download your file option. Now, you can download your ZIP file and you can access it without any password.
Note: Using such online tools to recover the password might not be always good. These kind of tools are okay if you are not uploading any sensitive business or private files into it. But, if your ZIP file contains sensitive information such as private or business information, then it is not recommended to go with this online tool.
Instead, you can go with the best and safest method, i.e., recovering through iSunshare ZIP Password Genius. Hence, this is the reason why normally, we don’t recommend resetting ZIP password through untrusted online tools.
Resetting ZIP file password through iSunshare ZIP Password Genius is one of the best and highly recommended ZIP Password Cracker because it is safe, secure, & easy to implement.
STEP 1: To getting started with this method, first, you need to download the trial version or pay for the full version. There you will also find two versions, standard version, and a professional version.
Through standard version, you can recover password protected ZIP file on PC. While through the professional version, you can recover password protected ZIP file fast in a LAN. You can download ZIP password genius from the official website of iSunshare.
STEP 2: After you have downloaded it from the official website of iSunshare, next thing you need to do is to install it on your computer or laptop. After it gets installed, lastly, click on “Finish” button to run iSunshare ZIP Password Genius.
STEP 3: Run the Password Genius and add password protected ZIP file into it. To add password protected file, click on “Open” to browse the computer and now, select the ZIP file to import it into ZIP Password Genius “Encrypted File”.
STEP 4: Once you have uploaded your password protected ZIP file into “Encrypted File”, now you need to select an appropriate “Type of Attack” which includes four options, Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary, and Smart. Also, make password attack settings properly.
STEP 5: Now, click on the “Start” button. The process will take a few minutes and once the process completes, a dialog box will appear with ZIP file password.
STEP 6: Now, click on the “Open” button to open zip archive in WinRAR, and then, click on “Extract to” option in WinRAR toolbar.
STEP 7: Select the extraction path and then. click on the “OK” button.
STEP 8: Copy the password you have got with ZIP Password Genius and paste it into “Enter Password” dialog. In our case, the password we have got was “abc”. Click “OK” to finally unzip your password protected ZIP file in WinRAR.
So, the above mentioned are simple steps you need to follow to reset the ZIP file password. Resetting ZIP file password through iSunshare ZIP Password Genius is the best, safe, secure and easy to implement way. We always recommend our visitors to recover their file’s passwords through this method only.
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is another method for recovering password protected ZIP file’s password. Now, let us understand how you can unzip password protected zip file through this method:
STEP 1: First of all, install NSIS on your computer or laptop and then Run it.
STEP 2: After running it, you will see many options there. You need to click on “Installer based on ZIP file” option which is under the “Compiler” section.
STEP 3: Once you will click on “Installer based on ZIP file” option, a new window will appear. There you need to click on “Open’ button to navigate to the path of your password protected ZIP file. Then, click on the “Browse” button which is next to “Output EXE File”, from there you can choose the path to save the EXE file that will generate. At last, click on the “Generate” button to initiate the process.
STEP 4: After the process gets completed and EXE file gets generated, close “ZIP2EXE” dialog box.
STEP 5: Double click on the generated EXE file and click on “Install” button to install it on your computer or laptop.
STEP 6: At last, once the installation gets completed, the password protected ZIP file will be unlocked automatically. Now you can open it without any password.
However, this method might not work precisely and sometimes it cannot unlock the password protected ZIP file. Many times, you might also face that you cannot get contents from the ZIP file after unlocking it through the NSIS method. Hence, there will be no guarantee of getting your file unzipped through this method.
So, here we have seen three different methods of opening a password protected ZIP file. But, instead of choosing an unreliable method, it is always better to implement the right method at once. In first method, you will have a risk of your file’s information. If your file contains sensitive business or private information, it is not advisable to use such online tools.
Talking about second method i.e., iSunshare ZIP Password Genius. This method is effective, secure and easy to implement. We always recommend users to go with this method. Through the last method, you cannot always get your file’s contents. Sometimes, the unzipped files may be empty.
Hence, we have discussed three methods of resetting ZIP file’s password. First, Resetting with online tool, second, resetting with iSunshare ZIP Password Genius and last, resetting with NSIS.