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    Angry Winrar password recovery

    A while ago (quite a while!) I saved a few very important business files in WinRAR and for security decided to password them. Stupid me forgot to write down/ save the password. I have spent days trying to remember the password but nothing works. I now need these files but apart from a brute force attack is there any other way to loose the password. Please help

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-unlo...ypted-RAR-file

    Back in the 1970's there was a very good software to look at passwords, called XTGold and I think it was taken over by ZTree something.

    Today I rely on the good services of wai on here and he's 2nd to none for advice.

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Try Google and look for Magical Jelly Bean. It might be helpful. Otherwise Google Password finder.

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-unlo...ypted-RAR-file

    Back in the 1970's there was a very good software to look at passwords, called XTGold and I think it was taken over by ZTree something.

    Today I rely on the good services of wai on here and he's 2nd to none for advice.
    Geee no pressure LOL

    Just created a .rar file, password protected it. Then went looking. MANY take ages or say it not protected.

    Found the following program (online scan) and it got the password within 4 minutes https://www.lostmypass.com/file-types/rar/ It depends on how good / complicated the password is, I used a simple one, so worth a try, scroll down to "get started" and follow instructions.

    Here's a screen shot of the recovered PW. ( and is correct)

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Password recovery for rar files depends on how long the password is and how complicated it is. Last I tried to "crack" a password, anything 8 chars and under could be done in a reasonable time.
    Anything over that, you were looking at days, weeks or months.

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Raohur View Post
    The Magical Jelly Bean don't help musch,since i used it.
    thats because its NOT a RAR password cracker, its an (Outlook ) email password recovery tool

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Brute force is the only way left if you forgot the password. Fortunately, RAR password is more likely to be cracked as the encryption is much weaker than others like Excel (128 AES).

    For simple password, online service is enough: https://www.password-online.com/RAR_...ery_Online.php

    For strong password, better to run a third-party program on PC with GPU: https://www.androidphonesoft.com/res...d-cracker.html
    Last edited by chanthred; 25-02-2019 at 02:18 PM.

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    Default Re: Winrar password recovery

    Ah-ha and here it is, spam reported.
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    Hashcat

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