I'm trying to crack a password I set on a zip file using Hash Suite but it doesn't seem to work for me (not sure if I'm doing everything correctly).

Basically, this is what I've done:

  1. Created a text file, compressed it to a zip file with WinRar and set a password to it (pw: 123).
  2. Opened Hash Suite -> Hash Calculator -> Hash a file, and I chose the zip file. The program now displays the hash in MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA-2 256, SHA-2 512.
  3. I save the MD5 hash in a text file, then import the text file into Hash Suite.
  4. Lastly, I choose to start an attack in RAW-MD5 and the program runs for 1 minute.

I get not results whatsoever. Anyone knows the problem here?

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You've calculated the MD5 of the file itself, not of its password ('123').

According to its download page, the only hashes supported by Hash Suite are as follows (and ZIP files are not included):

LM, NTLM, Raw-MD5, Raw-SHA1, Raw-SHA256, Raw-SHA512, 

Compressed file formats are only supported for storing wordlists, not for attacking the hashes for those formats.

You can't crack a ZIP file with Hash Suite. (But you can crack some of them with its cousin, John the Ripper.)

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