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Svante
Keymaster

Hello Sugs (& Napoleon),

The problem seems indeed to be a case of a forgotten password. There’s no need to downgrade to 1.7 to try decryption there, version 2 will open old files too.

As Napoleon says, if you can narrow down the possibilities, a brute force attack may work. In fact, you may perhaps try it manually – just open notepad or excel and then systematically type all the variants you think likely and then try them one after another.

There are no limits in AxCrypt to how many times you can try a ‘File Password’. The sign in prompt, which interacts with the server if you’re connect to the Internet, does have a limit.