How to extract Password Protected RAR file without password?

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 its 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.

3 Best 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. iSeePassword RAR Password Recovery

    iSeePassword RAR Password Unlocker is a professional and classic RAR password recovery tool that helps to unlock any password of archive, zipped or other compressed files. It is very small in size and super powerful program to use. It doesn’t matter how complex password is used to encrypt a compressed, RAR Password Recovery Pro can recover any password using its strong and powerful algorithms. The program works very fast and consumes almost no CPU resources.

  3. Passware Kit Pro

    Passware kit is the leading software company that makes password recovery software. Their software has a tonne 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.

Choosing The Right Recovery Option

There are mainly three different recovery options in any password recovery softwares. Choosing the right method is the  key to a fast and successful unlock. Therefore it is important to know what these different attack modes are. 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 the dictionary as the password.

#Method1: Steps to recover RAR password using RAR Password Remover

  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.

    Video Tutorial

#Method2: Recover password using iSeePassword RAR Password Remover

  1. Download the software on your computer and install it by reading the instruction from the setup wizard.
  2. Launch the program to see the main interface of the program and click on “Open” and locate the compressed file.
  3. Select the type of attack and brute force range options to your suitable requirement and click on “Start” from the top menu of the program.
  4. The software will keep on scanning and analyzing your file until and unless the password is recovered. This may take several minutes depending on strong password is used to encrypt the file.
  5. As soon the password is recovered, the program will show a popup windows with the recovered password of your compresses file displaying on the screen.

As easy as that. Now, you can crack any password of any compressed file using iSeePassword RAR Password Recovery program. This program also allows the user to unlock ZIP file password with easy.

Read Next

  1. How to unlock zip files without password?
  2. Recover lost zip password using passware kit software
  • Kent Jude Beldeniza

    Is this functional?

  • Edward03

    thanks man

  • Aymen Kerouila


  • 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.


    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…..

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  • 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

  • Tommy McColley

    This is old and it’s not working anymore. However, I used another RAR Password Unlocker and it worked for me. Here is the link for those who want to download it. RAR Password Unlocker (Updated) PS It’s not mine and I am just sharing it here…

    • Jason Anzaldo

      Thank you @tommymccolley:disqus . It worked for me.

    • Anthony Holloway

      Thanks man. I just extracted one password protected rar file. Thank you a lot.

      • James Hummell

        me too.

    • William Marotta

      Is it Mac compatible?

      • Valerie Brown

        yes it is.

        • Chris Ferreira

          can I use it on Windows 10?

          • Jesse Dawes

            yes you can.

  • Laura Silva


  • Waheed Sherzad

    Thanks a lot I selected Dictionary attack and it works perfectly in few seconds.
    Bundle of thanks to admin.

  • Imre Csoka

    This is slow and useless now.

  • Rajiva

    I lost my RAR password i think its combination of 20 Characters ,If any Solution then please help me ,i ll pay the money against unlocking.
    Mail Me-

  • Christian44

    just sharing, i have found another file to bruteforce winzip or winrar and it works! download link : , thanks to jackpot (uploader)

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  • Ishan

    How much time it takes to unlock

    • Shan Eapen Koshy

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