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
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.
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.
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
- Download RAR password unlocker tool from this link and install it.
RAR Password Unlocker Tool
- Launch the unlocker tool and click open.
- Find the password protected RAR file from the pop-up dialog and click open again.
- Under the recovery section, select Dictionary Attack and finally click the start button located at the top.
- You will be successfully prompted with the password provided the password is an English word in the dictionary.
- 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.
#Method2: Recover password using iSeePassword RAR Password Remover
- Download the software on your computer and install it by reading the instruction from the setup wizard.
- Launch the program to see the main interface of the program and click on “Open” and locate the compressed file.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.