i did up to 8 trillion attempts....
then it hit 8 char and it said 35 days... i said never that
I'm a.ssuming you were doing straight brute-force? I think I was using the same program as you. It gave an option for caps/lower case, special char., numbers. I selected everything for the hell of it.
But I looked into something called 'known plaintext attack' which cracked the file based on you having a decrypted copy of one of the files that was encrypted.
Nobody has an actual copy of one of the files in it, but I tried various methods of creating a file containing all the properties of a file in the zip. Long story short, I couldn't get enough of the same properties (or at least at that time I couldn't).