LIKE zip files, RAR files can also be password protected. If you have a password protected RAR file in your computer, chances are that you may have forgotten it’s password. In this tutorial, we will take a look at how to extract a password protected RAR file if you don’t have the password with you. Before getting started, let me tell you that this technique is not guaranteed to recover the RAR file password but it’s the best chance you’ve got.

  1. Download RAR password unlocker tool from this link and install it.RAR Password Unlocker Tool
  2. Launch the unlocker tool and click open.
  3. Find the password protected RAR file from the pop-up dialog and click open again.
  4. Under the recovery section, select Dictionary Attack and finally click the start button located at the top.
  5. You will be successfully prompted with the password provided the password is an English word in the dictionary.Rar password unlocker is a great software to unlock password protected rar files without password. The image shows a succressful password reovery using the dictionary attack.
  6. However, if it fails, then select brute force attack under recovery options and then click start again. This time, it may take a lot of time depending on the length and complexity of the password.

Choosing The Right Recovery Option

There are three different recovery options in the Recovery tab in this RAR Password Unlocker Tool.They are as follows:

  • Brute-force Attack-This method tries all the possible combinations of characters. As a result, brute force attacks are very slow and require powerful computers to speed up the process. Make sure to try the dictionary attack before going to brute-force.
  • Brute-force with Mask Attack-If you know something about the password such as its length, character set, prefix, suffix, etc. then select Brute-force with mask attack under recovery options. Then go to the brute-force tab and provide all information that you know about the password.
  • Dictionary Attack-Dictionary attack tries the English words in dictionary as the password.

If the software fails to find out the password then try any of these top 5 RAR password cracker tools.

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Other RAR Password Recovery Softwares

  1. RAR Password Unlocker

    This is the best RAR password unlocker tool that I have used and it’s the one that we used in this tutorial. You can download the latest version from their website. The new password unlocker software has very interesting features such as multicore CPU/GPU acceleration, search encrypted files, efficient recovery, and free technical support. Visit password unlocker to learn more about the software.

  2. Passware Kit Pro

    Passware kit is the leading software company that makes password recovery software. Their software has a ton of features and supports a wide variety of password protected files. Passware kit is used by several governmental agencies, police, forensic, etc. They have a software feature that lets you distribute the password extraction process to multiple computers to speed up the password recovery.

  3. RAR Password Refixer

    iSumsoft RAR password refixer is one of their several password recovery software. It has useful features like smart attack, autosave, etc. Unlike Passware Kit, isumsoft makes recovery software tailored for each file format.

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  • Kent Jude Beldeniza

    Is this functional?

  • Edward03

    thanks man

  • Aymen Kerouila

    thnks

  • calvin

    thanks man but dictionary section is not available for my rar file why is this so??

    • *farting noise*

      i figured this out..

      1. extract the “Crack” folder as well
      2. open the folder
      3. copy the RAR Password Unlocker file into “C:Program FilesRAR Password Unlocker”
      4. what i chose in the pop-up was “Copy, but keep both files”
      5. open RAR Password Unlocker (2), and voila, Dictionary attack is there

  • Parth Sood

    password could not be found

  • bosganja

    download link dead please reupload

  • GSUser

    When I click on the Winrar file with the password it says “No password is with this file!” please help.

    • David

      I get essentially the same problem. I purchased the software, and with the very first file I tried to use it on I get the message “No Password”, suggesting that there is no password on the file. However, both 7Zip and WinRAR insist that there IS a password on the file and so will not open it without the password. What’s going on – does this software work properly or not?

      • GSUser

        Sorry, I don’t remember as I no longer have this software.

  • FAISAL GHASWALA

    i have an rar file of around 4 to 5 mb… i want to unlock it.. i can pay few bucks if anyone is up for it!
    Revert me back if anyone is interested…..

    • ????g? ???g ????g

      I can get it done on your behalf…. contact me on whizking50@gmail.com

      • FAISAL GHASWALA

        I have sent you a mail please check it out….

  • jay

    brilliant tool and easy to use!

  • Ronald Demuree

    The rar password unlocker can’t detect the rar file that I want to unlock. Little help?

  • prateek

    can som1 extract files for me

  • Murali Krishna

    is it still functional??

  • Satyam

    Sorry sir this soft not click in dictionary attack option please help me sir