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I have a rar file i created months ago, I password protected it and can not figure out the password. Does anybody know of a FREE program that will figure out the password that is protecting my old file. These files within the rar file are in need right now!! Thanks in Advance...
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PaigePeople:

> I have a rar file i created months ago, I password protected it and can not figure
> out the password. Does anybody know of a FREE program that will figure out the
> password that is protecting my old file. These files within the rar file are in
> need right now!! Thanks in Advance...

Try this program:
    http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/

There is a trial version, but it doesn't say what the limitations on it are.  If the limitations make it so you can't recover your password, they will sell you a 1 month license for $5.  $5 is probably well worth it since you only need to recover one file.  But, try the free version and see what happens.


Hope That Helps,
Dex*
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by:PaigePeople
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I tried that  but i needed a wordlist... kind of looking but not finding any free wordlists... Like a dictionary or something... It has to be a txt file..  
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PaigePeople:

> I tried that  but i needed a wordlist... kind of looking but not finding any free
> wordlists... Like a dictionary or something... It has to be a txt file..  

You only have to pay if you want them sent to you on a CD.  You can download them for free here:
    ftp://ftp.openwall.com/pub/wordlists/languages/English/


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by:Yan_west
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Big list of free word list / dictionary

http://www.packetstormsecurity.org/Crackers/wordlists/
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You can use a BruteForce method... it cracks the file using a random figures until it guesses the correct password...
http://www.password-crackers.com/crack.html

Good luck

Cyber
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that could take months or years if it was a secure code , could try opening the file with another archiver , its along shot
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Unbelievable, but I got your answer. Aperantrly, there is a RAR archive FREE password recovery utility:
http://www.password-crackers.com/crack.html

Checkout cRARk. Tried it and it works great. It is a command line software though.

Cyber
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None of these work.. they all take like 2 yrs to try every password... who do i give the points to?? nobody?
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The *.RAR format is a complexed compression method thus any password recovery procedure may take some time. There is nothing much to do here but to buy a computer with a super strong CPU. Anyhow, if non helped you, give no one pts...

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by:Dexstar
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@PaigePeople:

The answers we've given you DO work.  The fact that it'll take a while is due to the nature of your problem, and not a defect in our answers.  Sometimes the answer really is "you can't".  In your case, it's just "You can, but you can but it'll take awhile."

Get a faster computer, or send me the file and I'll run it on my computer...

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