Editors' reviewRecover forgotten or lost passwords for encrypted archive files effectively with Advanced Archive Password Recovery. Packed with neatly organized options, the application's compact GUI is a bit congested but still proves fairly easy to follow. You can choose brute-force, mask, dictionary, or plain-text algorithms to retrieve passwords from several archive types, including ZIP and RAR, although some features will only work with certain formats. To narrow the scope of the recovery process, you can select beginning and ending characters and specify range options such as numbers, letters, or symbols. We were impressed watching Advanced Archive Password Recovery swiftly arrange and rearrange words to decipher passwords during our dictionary algorithm tests, and results were quickly returned. It supports multiple languages and can easily recognize non-English symbols. To safeguard the retrieval process, the program autosaves a backup to make sure your information won't be lost. The trial version only reveals passwords of five characters or less, and the price tag for the registered version may deter the casual user. That said, this feature-rich utility had a 100 percent recovery rate in our tests, and users who absolutely need access to protected archive files will certainly appreciate its capabilities.
Advanced Archive Password Recovery recovers passwords and removes protection from ZIP and RAR archives created with all versions of PKZip, WinZip, RAR and WinRAR in their GUI and command-line incarnations. Being a flexible, customizable and highly-optimized password recovery tool, it offers best-in-class performance for recovering the most complex passwords. Guaranteed recovery is often possible for many ZIP archives in less than one hour.