Problem accessing self decrypting file, I don’t remember my old password.

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    BrianMiz
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    So nearly 20 years ago I created this self decrypting file (windows executable file that once run prompts you to enter a password) and burned it to a CD, honestly it’s probably a bunch of old source code I wrote when I was a teenager and thought I’d keep it super safe or some bs…

    Anyway, flash forward to today and I find this old CD, with the file on it. Curiosity has taken hold and now I’m obsessed trying to get this thing open.

    I tried every password I could remember using back then. Nothing.

    The good news is that it pops a password dialogue box and asks for a password and it doesn’t seem to have a timeout, and it keeps asking for he right password.

    So are there any ‘old-school’ password crackers (brute force) that will still brute-force a dialogue box, I seem to remember those from the 1990s a bit. OR better yet, is there anything that will take a PGP self decrypting file and brute force it using a list?

    I of course searched the web with Google and kept coming up empty.

    Any ideas?

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