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2005-02-15
2012-12-07
  • How I can recover a password of a 7z file?

     
    • Stepho
      Stepho
      2005-02-15

      The best way is probably to ask the person who created the archive. :-p

       
    • Well  known fact: NO SUPPORT for lost or forgotten
      PWD's, since PKARC ...

       
    • Ares
      Ares
      2005-02-15

      7-zip uses AES...  isn't the whole point in using such a strong algorithm to make it so *no one* can decrypt it (theoretically, of course)?  I assume a brute-force attack would work, if you had enough processing-power to throw at it (several machines), and if the password was of little length.  Other than that, I don't see how you're going to get it back.  This isn't just weak ZIP encryption.  This is AES.

      -Ares