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How to Remove WinRAR Password

"I've forgotten my password for very important WinRAR file. I want to extract all the data inside the file but can't remember the password. How I can remove WinRAR password and extract the data?"

WinRAR makes it easy to compress multiple files all into a single RAR archive which is smaller and more portable for transportation and distribution. To prevent unauthorized access to important data and files inside the RAR archive, you can protect it using a password. But if you forgot the password that you have set on an important WinRAR file, you're screwed. Is there any way to remove WinRAR password?

In this tutorial I'll show you how to remove your forgotten WinRAR password with RAR Password Recovery software so you can get back your data without any destruction.

How to Remove WinRAR Password:

  1. Download and install RAR Password Recovery software on your computer. Launch RAR Password Recovery program. Click the ... button to select your password-protected RAR archive file (*.rar).

    RAR Password Recovery

  2. Select a attack method, then click the Next button to continue. It's recommended to try the Dictionary attack method before proceeding to the Brute-force attack method. If you can recall part of the password, the Mask attack is the best choice.

  3. If you select Dictionary attack, you need to specify a good dictionary for successful recovery. Generally, Dictionary attack succeed because many people have a tendency to choose passwords which are short, single words in a dictionary, or easily-predicted variations on words. You can use either default dictionary or your own ones.

    Dictionary Attack

    If you select Brute-force attack, set the minimum and maximum length of the password and what symbols to be searched. Begin with trying short passwords using the full character set, then you can increase the length of password simultaneously decreasing the character set to keep the required time acceptable.

    Brute-force Attack

    Often the Mask attack used if you already know some symbols or characters in the password. You can specify the mask to decrease the passwords combinations to be verified. For example, you know that the password contains 6 characters, starts with "qwer". So, the Password mask should be set to "qwer??".

    Mask Attack

  4. Click the Next button to start the recovery process. Once your password has been recovered, the program clearly notifies you of the results.

    Recover your password successfully

  5. Now you are able to open the password-protected RAR archive with the recovered password.

When you forgot WinRAR password, you can use Dictionary attack, Mask attack or Brute-force attack to remove your WinRAR password easily.



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