PicoZip Recovery Tool v1.02 Private

Checker on 8 May 2013

PicoZip Recovery Tool helps you recover lost or forgotten passwords from password protected ZIP files. It supports both brute-force and dictionary-based recovery methods, as well as pause/resume recovery jobs.

Note: main site is offline, linking to Softpedia mirror (thanks Baas).

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\PicoZipRT.
  2. Copy all files (except UNWISE.EXE and INSTALL.LOG) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch PicoRecovery.exe.

6 comments on PicoZip Recovery Tool  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

twocents 2006-07-06 03:01

The Universal Extractor (available on this site) works well on the ND Version (no dictionary) - which is what I downloaded. After extracting, copy all files located in [MAINDIR].

Downloaded dictionary files can be placed anywhere (ex: subDir named dictionaries). You can select dictionaries by clicking on the [Recovery Method] dropdown.

a 2007-02-24 20:53

i really overlooked this tool, until i ran into a dreaded "password protected" zipfile, i would like to echo a users
comment from snapfiles,
Don't expect too much - "The program will work as advertised, but with an exception: It does NOT work with AES-encrypted ZIP archives. It does work with ZIP 2.0-compatible encryption, provided that the person who encrypted the archive was dumb enough to use a password which (a) is a meaningful word in any language, (b) is 7 characters and shorter, (c) does not contain any special characters. A password as simple as "my7good3ness" will not be retrieved either by the dictionary method (because the word AS TYPED is in no dictionary) or by the Brute Force method because id would take years." - tibetianterrier http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/PicoZip_Recovery_Tool/PicoZip_Recovery_Tool.html

that aside i think this is a pretty cool tool, because it's free unlike many others and it's portable :)

Gerard Sweeney 2010-05-04 08:44

The link is dead, I think?

Lex 2011-01-11 16:41

Download and website links are dead.

webfork 2011-01-11 20:18

Gerard, Lex, and Baas: thanks, updated.

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