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Old August 18th, 2018, 12:52 AM   #1
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.mer saved in a protected format

How do I Restore the .mer file if it has been saved in a protected format?
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Old August 18th, 2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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.mer is actually a 7zip file. You will need to know the password, Or you will have to figure out how to break a 7zip encryption key.
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Old August 20th, 2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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Have you tried restoring it by leaving the password field blank?

A common oversight is when someone creates the .mer they leave the encrypt box checked but don't enter a password. This will bring up a password prompt when restoring the .mer even though there was no password entered.
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Old August 20th, 2018, 08:42 AM   #4
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Or you will have to figure out how to break a 7zip encryption key.
From wikipedia. An impressive amount of effort required to brute force a key!

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Breaking a symmetric 256-bit key by brute force requires 2128 times more computational power than a 128-bit key. Fifty supercomputers that could check a billion billion (1018) AES keys per second (if such a device could ever be made) would, in theory, require about 31051 years to exhaust the 256-bit key space.
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