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Well i don't know anything about hacking but i got a encryptet file, i don't actually know how it is encryptet when i try to open it windows just ask me for a password.

How can i get the file open?

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Well i don't know anything about hacking but i got a encryptet file

:roll:

Well is it YOUR file?

What exactly does it say when it asks for a password?

If it's actually encrypted with something other than some system level windows fluff, you probably won't be viewing that file.

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I have a game called uplink (I don't play anymore) but that's not the thing. There was a .txt file called diaryhack wich read and there was some pictures to the document but they where encrypted.

It says: "The file 'page0' is protected with a password. Please write the password in the field below."

Well it's translated from danish so it might not be 100% correctly what it shows up with in the english version.

btw. sry forgot to tell you that they are in a zip file, but in winxp the auto zip function means that you can open it just as it was a normal package.

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It coyld be that it is a password protected zip file in which case do a search for zip crackers and you will find something to crack it with

I have not received a password protected zip file since using xp so i am not sure how it handles these file sbut it sounds like this may be what is happening

let us know if you have any success

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Ok just did a quick test yes if yiou are using the windows zip function it will allow you to open the zip file and view the file info name etc but when clicked on if the file is password protected it opens a password prompt that says

File 'filename.txt is password protected.

Please enter the password in the box

below.

So yeah just find any zip password cracker and it should get you into those files in no time

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Just saw it’s a zip file, but as I wrote this I might a well post it.

Windows has an encrypt feature (I believe only present in XP professional + 2k) - You can use this feature by right clicking the file name, then selecting Advanced, then encryption, or using “cipher” at a command prompt. However authentication is carried out at windows logon. (More info: http://www.dnjonline.com/newsreel/DESChallenge.html & http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm....ArticleID=7977)

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Haven't got any luck with the brute force attack. I belive that it uses a pretty strong encryption so i just give up.

Anyway thanks for the help :)

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sorry, I missed out on this thread... Can you post the filez here? I think you are able to upload filez in the forum within a certyain size limit.

Post it and we can take a look at it.

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Nick84 is your information warthog.. got a question.. hes bound to have a site that has the answer... he seems to find the results better than I do with google or AJ.

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Nick84 is your information warthog.. got a question.. hes bound to have a site that has the answer... he seems to find the results better than I do with google or AJ.

You mean about my post on the "Windows encrypt feature", sure it is, well as far as I know. - You can check it out on the links I posted also.

Or you mean you've got a new question? - If so post it up and i'll have a go at answering (if I can) just the same as anyone else.

With google its just a case of using the correct search terms.

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