I put my videos in a private zip file and forgot the password! Is there anything i can do?

Asked by Michelle Main on 2011-03-30

I put some videos in a private zip file and i forgot the password! I tried remembering it and trying different passwords i usually use and none of them worked!

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2011-03-30
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2011-03-31

You can use a command-line program called fcrackzip to attempt to crack the password on the zip archive. First, install it (the package is called fcrackzip). Since it's a command line program, you'll run it from within the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T or Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

Here's the documentation for fcrackzip in Ubuntu, for Ubuntu 10.10:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/maverick/en/man1/fcrackzip.1.html

Here's the documentation for fcrackzip in Ubuntu, for Ubuntu 10.04:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man1/fcrackzip.1.html

Please feel free to reply (i.e. post again in this same question, reopening the question) if you need further help using this program.

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