How To Recover 7z Zip Password With 7Zip Password Recovery Tool

Updated: June 9, 2019 / Home » Computer and Internet Security » Encryption, Password & Recovery

Recovering password protected .zip and .rar files are easy, possibly because these formats are widely used and covered. However the same is not true when it comes to 7z zip files.

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How To Recover 7z Zip Password With 7Zip Password Recovery Tool

7z Cracker is a simple command line software that has the ability to recover lost password, it uses brute force, which is in layman words – guessing. By guessing 6 possible combinations per second, 7z Cracker might be able to recover the lost password within hours, depending on the complexity of the password.

7-Zip, it is an open source software. It is known for its high compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression and it is free. It may not be the best zip compression software but it is free as oppose to others with a high price tag.

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How to Recover 7z Zip Password With 7Zip Password Recovery Tool

Which is the best Zip Compression Software?

Below is a simple test I performed, and it clearly shows 7zip is one of the best.





Microsoft Zip
Documents 5.92MB
• 1 Microsoft Doc
• 1 PDF
• 1 TXT
4.79 MB3.38 MB3.22 MB4.79 MB
Applications 76.6MB
• 7 Exe Files
73.8 MB72.5 MB72.8 MB73.8 MB
Images 42.3MB
• 16 Jpeg
33.2 MB33.1 MB20.2 MB33.3 MB
Movies 66.1MB
• 4 FLV
• 3 AVI
58.9 MB55.1 MB54.0 MB59.0 MB
Photoshop 3.64MB
• 3 PSD
2.19 MB1.56 MB1.37 MB2.19 MB
Total Original Size:
194.56 MB
172.88 MB
(11.14% smaller)
165.64 MB
(14.86% smaller)
151.59 MB
(22.08% smaller)
173.08 MB
(11.04% smaller)
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Here is another comparison carried out by 7zip themselves. The compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests. Usually, 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format. And 7-Zip compresses to zip format 2-10% better than most of other zip compatible programs.

zip file compression comparision


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    ashkan [ Reply ]

    i have an important 7z archive that i have forgot its password how should i use this program to recover password even in hours(in windows seven or vista)!
    please tell me what to do
    thank you very much.

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    Downloaded it, didn’t work.

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    It only go trough numbers, 1 to infinity… Lame

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    James Bennet [ Reply ]

    BEWARE of programs that don’t work. More often than not the download was designed to do something very naughty with your computer.

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    Babaja [ Reply ]

    @Pavel Semjanov
    Thanks Bro. Work like a charm.

    @ashkan & Don & anon
    Please, read the manual, man. Or at least README.

    @James Bennet
    Excellent advice. Actually irrelevant, but otherwise great.

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    sandersdavid [ Reply ]

    you can recover password of 7z file with atom techsoft 7z password cracker software

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    Sonith Fernandise [ Reply ]

    Additionally you can go with GSTECH 7 ZIP Password Recovery Software to crack password and allows to unlock 7 ZIP file quickly.

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    it’s running fine for me. Funny how things work better when you read the README

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    jan smith [ Reply ]

    An alternative to recover your 7-zip file password, name eSoftTools 7-zip password recovery, It is the best software to unlock your forgotten password file or Folder which you compressed with 7z compresser. I suggest you get this software to recover your lost password easily or instantly.

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