Crack zip password with John the ripper on Windows step by step

by Oct 8, 2020Security, Windows 100 comments

How to crack a zip password with John the ripper on Windows easy and fast.

The steps apply also for rar files, just replace zip with rar.

Please use on authorized files only.

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  • To create the hash file: zip2john zipfilename > hashfilename
  • To crack the zipfile password: john hashfilename
  • If your session is interrupted and you want to continue: john –restore

If you want to see a previously cracked password: john hashfilename –show


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:20 Download and extract John the ripper
  • 01:19 Tests explained
  • 01:42 Test 1 with an easy password
  • 03:29 Test 2 Stronger password
  • 03:57 Continue where you left off
  • 04:59 Retrieve a previously cracked password
  • 05:20 Thanks and subscribe¬†

Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur. Important: Use these instructions on authorized files only and don’t use them for malicious purposes


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