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Author Topic: What to do If you forgot WINRAR Password?  (Read 5603 times)
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« on: December 17, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »

WinRAR has over 90% users all over the world. To protect a file or file folder with important data, you can compress it as a rar file, and encrypt it at the same time. However, password has two blades, once you forgot rar password, you cannot extract it and view the content, and have to recover rar password. There are many WinRAR password recovery programs, but most of them are commercial, which you may not like, so this article finds the free full version of rar password recovery tools for you.

Freeware 1 - cRARk

Recommended index: ★★


Absolutel free

Extremely optimized MMX & SSE code

Optimization for latest x86 instructions: AVX, XOP, AES-NI for Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Bulldozer processors

GPU acceleration on NVIDIA and AMD/ATI using CUDA and OpenCL technology

Multi-volume, self-extracting, encrypted header archives are supported

Unique PCL language which is extremely efficient if user remembers any information about a forgotten password

Powerful compatibility (DOS, Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS versions are available)


CMD interface makes it difficult to operate.

No multi-core CPU support.

No pause/resume function.

No chance to crack unknown password (longer than 6-7 symbols) if you have no additional info about it.

Only WinRAR 2.x-3.x-4.x up to 4.0 is supported. If your RAR file is not encrypted in these versions, you cannot use cRARk to recover the lost RAR password.

Freeware 2 - Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker

Recommended index: ★★★


free and portable

GUI interface, and easy to use

Support Brute Force Attack and Dictionary Attack

Extract the files after password recovery

Support Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Win 7


No multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration support.

No pause/resume function.

Much password information is required.

To get rar password successfully, you should give enough password information, such as, min length, max length, character, etc; otherwise, you will get the prompt that, "unable to unlock using the given parameters." Therefore, if you forgot winrar password entirely, Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker is not suitable for you.

Recommened Shareware - RAR Password Unlocker

As the free tool is either inconvenient or not suitable, you may have to refer to shareware. Though commercial, it is worth to try RAR Password Unlocker demo version when you forgot WINRAR password, which combines the rapid password recovery speed of cRARk, and the GUI interface of Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker, and adds more features.

If you want to remove winrar password instantly, it is really recommended you to take this RAR Password Unlocker shareware, which is worthwhile for your needs.

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