HELP: WinRAR Password

Maelly

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Hey guys

I zipped my files (with WinRAR) sometime ago but I have totally forgotten the password. How can I retrieve them. Thanks
 

Keeper

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depends on how long a password we are talking about.

Be Prepared for a long brute-force attack, as RAR can only be cracked with brute force.
Zip files can be cracked within a few minutes, maybe hours if very long.

From my experience, my guesses are:
1-4 characters: Crackable within a day or two
5-7 characters: Crackable within a week or two
8-10 characters: 2-3 Months?
11 or more: Not worth it.

If the RAR was full of JPEGs, it would be quicker to draw them yourself.

Decide wether the contents are worth it.

Just google RAR password recovery, im sure you'lle find some utils.
I think the "ArcSoft" Products are pretty good.

GODD LUCK, its gonna take time!
 

Maelly

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Correction: though the application is WiRAR, I have saved it as Zip (it has a .zip extension).
 

K@izer§øze™

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Same difference. Be carefull of where you dl those so called "APPS" The truth is, there's no easy way.
 

antowan

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Same difference. Be carefull of where you dl those so called "APPS" The truth is, there's no easy way.
Ditto. You can find a cracking server online that have some sort of super computer at work behind the scenes. They charge though!
 
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