Cleaning up my disk space, I found an encrypted file (*.bfa), which I encrypted with Blowfish Advanced CS (Version 2.13.00.002) about 15 years ago. I still have a copy of the original version of Bfacs, which I used for that encryption and which still seem to run with actual Windows.
Not very surprising, I don't know the password for decryption anymore. I'm sure, back then I just used a normal word, lowercase, with no special characters or numbers. And I'm also sure I used Bfacs with standard configuration.
I just have experience with 'usual' IT-stuff and a little programming with c#, but not at all with hacking encrypted files. I'm sure this is quite no important file, as I didn't miss it for the last 15 years, but it makes me curios and there is always something new to learn ;-)
I read some infos about cracking tools like John the Ripper, Hashcat, Medusa and so on, but the more I read, the more I get confused, as there was no example which seem to fit my problem.
What kind of procedure or tool should I use for recovery? Where may I find some further beginner friendly information to read about this?