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ZIP Password Tuner FAQ

ZIP Password Tuner frequently asked questions

  • What can I do with ZIP Password Tuner tool?
  • With ZIP Password Tuner, you are able to recover lost or forgotten password for all types of zip archives created by ZIP/WinZip/7Zip.
  • How to accelerate ZIP password recovery peed?
  • 1. Set the priority to allocate more CPU power to ZIP Password Tuner program to accelerate recovery speed.

    2. Select an appropriate attack type and configure the corresponding parameters.

    For example, if you still remember partial of the forgotten password, select the Brute-force with Mask attack type.

    If you can list all possible passwords to create a dictionary, select the Dictionary attack.
  • How to set Brute-force with Mask attack to speed up recovery process?
  • First, select Brute-force attack, and set the password characters Range. For example, if you are sure your password characters all are digits, check the option "All digits (0 - 9)", and uncheck the other options.

    And then click on Length to set the password length. For example, if you still remember your password is 8 characters, set the Minimal password length to "1", and se the Maximal password length to "8".

    At last, select Mask attack to set the Start from, End at, and Mask box. For example, if your password is "abcd1234", you only remember the first part is "abcd", then you can set the Start from box as "abcd", and set the Mask box to "abcd????".
  • How to use Dictionary attack to speed up recovery process?
  • You can list all possible passwords to the built-in dictionary. Or list all possible passwords to a notepad, one password on a line, and then save it to a password dictionary. For more detail, see How to create a powerful dictionary to recover forgotten password.
  • Will the ZIP Password Tuner program cause damage to my zip file?
  • No. ZIP Password Tuner program is designed with read-only operation, so it won't cause any damage to your zip file all the password recovery process.
  • How long will it take to recovery my zip file password?
  • The times it takes to recover ZIP file forgotten password, depends on factors such as the complexity of your password and the attacking parameters you configure. Usually, the stronger the password, the longer time it may take. But if you choose the appropriate attack type and configure the corresponding parameters, it would only take a few minutes.
  • Can I suspend during the process of zip password recovery?
  • Yes. If you want to suspend, click on "Stop" button.
  • Can I save the zip password recovery process when I stop?
  • Yes. When you click on Stop button, you will be prompted to save the project. If want to save, click on Yes.
  • Can I resume the password recovery process after computer shutting down?
  • Yes. If you have saved the password recovery process, then you can resume it the next time you start it.

    If the ZIP Password Tuner program has not been closed, the recovery process will be resumed automatically when start again.

    If the ZIP Password Tuner program has been closed, the recovery process can be resumed manually.
  • What is the difference of ZIP Password Tuner trial version and full version?
  • ZIP Password Tuner trial version, only shows the password within three characters.

    ZIP Password Tuner full version shows all of the recovered password characters regardless of the password length.