I have lost password & secret seed phrase to my monero wallet, but I have the .keys file with me.

I have generated a hash of my .keys file but how can I decrypt it to a human readable format?

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You can try to brute force the wallet password. It's not going to be super fast, since the encryption key is generated from the password you lost using Cryptonight as a KDF, which will limit the number of keys you generate to a few thousand per second. The encryption used is chacha8 for older wallets and chacha20 for newer wallets. I believe there is software which automates that brute forcing but I don't have a link nor a name.

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