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I recently downloaded a .zip archive, and i want to unzip it, so that I can run the application inside, but when I try to, it asks for a password. I am the root on my laptop, so I put in my own password, but it said that the password was wrong. Also, that is the only password that exists on my laptop (no other accounts). What should I do?

  • Is the zip folder encrypted with a password? – jmunsch Aug 7 '14 at 16:20
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ZIP archives can be encrypted. You will need either to know a decription password specific to the archive you downloaded or you'll need a password-guessing software fcrackzip that will simply try every possible password. The software is in Ubuntu repositories.

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the zip file is password protected by his creator, so if you don't know it, you can't open the archive

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If you downloaded the .Zip File from a external source like maybe a You Tuber Gave you a link they might have put a lock on the ZIP file itself.

So you need the password to the zip file and not your computer password.

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