How to Remove Password from ZIP File with or without Any Software

In order to remove the password from a zip file, we will be using specialized tools on your computer. Such tools are called zip file password remover which simply unlocks the password of a protected zip file. Not only that, but we have mentioned various methods in this article that can be used to get rid of the password of a zip document. All the solutions take a different approach to get access to the protected zip archive. So, if you have lost access to any zip file stored on your computer due to password protection, make sure to through the following methods one by one:

Option 1: Best ZIP Password Remover – PassFab for ZIP

If you lose access to any of your protected ZIP files, it can cause a lot of issues. And since this happens to a lot of computer users, there are various tools available on the internet which allow to bypass such zip files and regain access to your important data and files. But all of these recovery tools have different options and features. As a result, you might not like all of them because of missing features of a poor user interface. Not only that but some of these applications might not even work.

Therefore, today we are here to show how to use PassFab for ZIP to remove the password of a protected ZIP file. This software is hands down the best one out there when it comes to gaining access to protected zip files. It supports all zip file types such as WinZIP, 7ZIP or PKZIP, etc. And if you also want to use this on your computer for opening password protected ZIP files, then make sure to follow the given steps one by one:

Step 1: First, visit the PassFab website and open its product page. In here, click on the download option which will start downloading the PassFab for ZIP installer file on your computer.

Step 2: Once that is done, open Windows Explorer on your computer by pressing "Windows Key + E" on your keyboard. In here, locate and open the PassFab for ZIP installer file that we had downloaded earlier.

Step 3: After that, install this program on your computer by following the on-screen instructions. Once the installation process is complete, open PassFab for ZIP and you will see its main interface.

zip password recovery

Step 4: Click on the "Add" button in this software to import your desired password protected ZIP file.

add zip file

Step 5: Now that you have opened your target ZIP file, select the appropriate attack mode in it. You can choose Brute Force Attack or Brute Force with Mask Attack or Dictionary Attack according to your preference.

check settings and start

Step 6: Once you have started the zip recovering process in this tool, it will be completed within a few minutes. And once this is done, you will have access to the password protected ZIP and finally remove password forever.

passfab for zip succeed

Need more detailed guide? Here is a video tutorial about how to use this zip password recovery tool:

Option 2: How to Remove Password from ZIP File with NSIS

While PassFab for ZIP works without any issues, some users might use other methods for doing the same. And one such method for removing password from a zip file is using free NSIS. You can use this freeware on your computer for accessing a password protected zip file by following the given steps one by one:

Step 1: First, visit this download page to download and install NSIS on your computer.

nsis installation

Step 2: After that, open the NSIS software and open the ZIP file which has a password on it. Tap on Generate.

open zip file

Step 3: After completion, tap Close. Now, navigate to the location of the protected ZIP file. You will find a unique exe file having the NSIS icon. Simply run the exe file and follow the instructions to install it.

install

Step 4: Finally, NSIS will remove the password of that ZIP file and you will gain access to its contents without any issues.

Note: Most of the uses complain that this freeware does not work on some PCs. Consequently, if it fails to remove zip file password, you might as well using other options.

Option 3: How to Remove ZIP Password Online

While other programs use your processing power to retrieve the password of a zip file, it is also possible to remove zip password online using specific websites. These websites use their servers to open ZIP file protected with a password. Lost My Pass is one online platform that can get the job done. And you can follow the given step by step guide to use online tools to unlock a zip file with password:

Step 1: Open any browser on your PC or Mac and visit this website for unlocking ZIP files.

Step 2: After that, click on the upload ZIP file option and select the ZIP file that you want to unlock.

lost my pass

Step 3: Now, this website will process this zip file and allow you to access its contents by cracking its password.

Option 4: How to Remove Password from ZIP File without Any Software

All of the methods mentioned in this article work quite effectively for unlocking ZIP files with passwords. But all of them require you to use third-party tools for successfully gaining access to your files. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to install or use programs for such tasks. In such a case, you can also use command prompt, that is CMD, for removing password from a ZIP file stored on your computer. And you can do so quite easily on your computer by following the given steps one by one:

Step 1: First, create a text file using Notepad in the folder which contains the ZIP file with a password.

create bat file

Step 2: After that, paste the following text into this file and save it as rar-password.bat file.

REM ============================================================
@echo off
title Rar Password Cracker
mode con: cols=47 lines=20
copy "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Unrar.exe"
SET PSWD=0
SET DEST=%TEMP%\%RANDOM%
MD %DEST%
:RAR
cls
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo GET DETAIL
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo.
SET/P "NAME=Enter File Name : "
IF "%NAME%"=="" goto NERROR
goto GPATH
:NERROR
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo ERROR
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo Sorry you can't leave it blank.
pause
goto RAR
:GPATH
SET/P "PATH=Enter Full Path : "
IF "%PATH%"=="" goto PERROR
goto NEXT
:PERROR
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo ERROR
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo Sorry you can't leave it blank.
pause
goto RAR
:NEXT
IF EXIST "%PATH%\%NAME%" GOTO START
goto PATH
:PATH
cls
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo ERROR
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo Opppss File does not Exist.
pause
goto RAR
:START
SET /A PSWD=%PSWD%+1
echo 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
echo 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
echo 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
echo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
echo 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
echo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
echo 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
echo 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
echo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
echo 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
echo 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
echo 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1
echo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
echo 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
echo 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1
echo 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
echo 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
echo 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
echo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
echo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
UNRAR E -INUL -P%PSWD% "%PATH%\%NAME%" "%DEST%"
IF /I %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 GOTO FINISH
GOTO START
:FINISH
RD %DEST% /Q /S
Del "Unrar.exe"
cls
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo CRACKED
echo ----------------------------------------------
echo.
echo PASSWORD FOUND!
echo FILE = %NAME%
echo CRACKED PASSWORD = %PSWD%
pause>NUL
exit
REM ============================================================

Step 3: Now, rename the zip file to sample.rar using Windows Explorer.

rename zip file

Step 4: After that, open the bat file which will crack the zip file password and provide it to you.

zip password

Final Words

We hope that you have found this article useful and successfully removed password-protected ZIP files stored on your Windows machine. You can easily learn how to remove password from zip file without any software. Not only that but if that does not work for you, then you will also find a zip password remover in this article. We have provided PassFab for ZIP, the best zip password recovery tool or remover, that allows you to access even protected ZIP files on your computer. Apart from that, you will also find other useful methods that allow you to do the same.

Updated on / Posted by Shirley Howard to ZIP Tips / Follow @Shirley Howard

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