password zip file

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  1. moey2k2001, Aug 4, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

    moey2k2001 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2011
    hi guys

    I have a zip file which I password protected a few years ago.
    I dont remember the password anymore.
    Tried a lot of stuff and many words that I would usually use but I guess I must of really kicked it... :p

    How can I crack this folder? I'm not much of a programmer :confused: but a mac user for over 10 years... so please tell me in detail if its possible. Oh and I dont mind how long it would take... as long as it wont take 1 month... (would leave the mac on... for next days...)

  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
  3. moey2k2001, Aug 5, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 5, 2011

    moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2011
    hey the file is about one gig... how long would it usually take? i dont recall by the way how long or how many digits and wether it is a combo of letters and numbers, caps lock etc:apple:

    i do remember at some point that i "used" various passwords starting with 3-20 characters...

    well nethertheless i wouldnt mind passing the folder...
    but i aint sure whats inside of it myself since there 3-4 folders which are password protected and i dont know which of em has the stuff... would love to pass it but cant pass this on cuz there's probably bank details etc etc... not too comfortabe with that:cool:

    tried installing mac port... i got this message

    Macports can't be installed on this computer

    Xcode is not installed, or was installed with UNIX Development (10.5+) or Command Line Support (10.4) deselected.

  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Is Xcode installed?

    If not, you can also install gcc from here:

  5. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2011
    nope not installed... can I uninstall it after I finish?
    How much space does it take?
  6. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Xcode is only 2-3 gigs unless you include the iOS stuff (which makes it 10GB!)
  7. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2011
    ok. i installed xcode. and macports.
    what do i do now?
    on the link it says

    "To install fcrackzip on Mac OS X, first install MacPorts then install fcrackzip through MacPorts:":apple:

    how do i install fcrackzip through macports?
    can you please tell me the steps to complete this task?:confused:
    thnx in advance.

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