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I have an archieve that I forgot the rar password for it. I need a way to recovery the password.
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imnajam earned 500 total points
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Hi mth2020,

Rar passwords are the most difficult to be cracked.However there are some software that claims they can do so, I tried elecom but it gives me huge estimated time required, give them a try
http://www.intelore.com/rar_password_recovery.php
http://www.lostpassword.com/rar.htm
http://www.elcomsoft.com/arpr.html

Cheers!
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http://www.tunexp.com/advanced_rar_password_recovery/     Advanced RAR Password Recovery

Need a supercomputer for passwords greater than 5 digits...
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If it's archived with WinRAR earlier than version 3.1 the password can be recovered, after that it's brute force I'm afraid
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I remember trying a RAR password recovery crack some time ago, I left a system running for 3 days, and it still did not get the password.  I would recommend you try EVERY imaginable password that you might have used, either waking or asleep.  It will be less hassle than running the PW recovery software.
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I agreew tih scratchboy regarding cracking the password via software that's why I declared it most difficult cost it can take upto years cracking a password of 10 digits.
anyhow, you can still use the software with dictionary attack.
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Recommend: even split
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Split recommended
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