Forgotten passwords are so frustrating, especially when you it is the only thing standing between you and the information you need. Knowing how to remove a WinRAR password is a great skill to have, you never know when it might come in handy.
Before I give you a few different options for WinRAR password removers, let me explain to those that don’t know what a RAR file is and what WinRAR means. If you’re a computer person and already know what these terms are and you just need the RAR file password remover, go ahead and skip down a few paragraphs.
RAR means Roshal Archive Compressed file. A RAR file is a compressed file or data container that can hold multiple files or even folders. This saves space on your computer and also makes it easy to share or download multiple files at once. RAR files are commonly used by file sharing websites and other software distributors so that users can download content faster. These files also require special software to be opened.
One such software option is WinRAR, an archive manager that can be used to backup data, reduce the size of email attachments, and open compressed files such as RAR, ZIP, and other Internet downloaded files. It is very important to note that WinRAR is not a free service, but it is really useful for opening compressed files like RAR, which are otherwise unable to be opened without special software.
RAR files can be password protected and encrypted so that you information within the files can stay private and secure, but the password is not required. However, once a RAR file is password secured, it is unable to be opened without the password. So if you have multiple RAR files or have one that you haven’t used for a while, or if you have multiple different passwords for everything, forgetting the password means you lose access to your content. There is no way to recover the password like when you get locked out of a social media account.
But not all hope is lost! You have a few options when it comes to cracking the code to your RAR file content. Once you’re inside, you can then remove the password from the RAR file. You could download a service to do it for you, which is guaranteed to work, or you could try to do it yourself with a couple different methods. Below I’ll give you a step by step guide for each of the options for a RAR file password remover.
The best, easiest, and safest option to remove a WinRAR password is by using a WinRAR password remover software. The software that I think is best and highly recommend is the iSunshare RAR Password Genius.
The iSunshine RAR Password Genius software is available to purchase for $19.95. It is a RAR password cracker which quickly and accurately unlocks RAR files for users that have forgotten their WinRAR passwords. The Standard package includes the iSunshine RAR Password Genius software on one computer. There is also a Professional package option which allows the software to be installed and used on more than one computer. A free trial is also available for users to try before buying; however the free trial only unlocks passwords that are three characters or less.
The software is very simple to use. All you have to do is launch the program, import the RAR file you wish to be unlocked, and the program will decrypt it for you. First you have to purchase and download the software. Once it is downloaded and has finished installing, run the iSunshine RAR Password Genius program on your computer.
Open your RAR archive to find the RAR file that you want to open. Then select that file and import it into the iSunshine RAR Password Genius.
You will then choose the type of attack that you want the program to run. There are four kinds: brute-force, mask, dictionary, and smart. Here’s how each of the different attacks work
●Mask: This attack is actually a combination with brute-force. It is a great option if you can remember part of your RAR password. It is also the quickest attack, saving you time and getting you to your RAR files faster. Simply type the part of your password you remember into the mask bar and replace the missing characters with one “?” per character as shown in this example:
●Brute-force: This is the default attack type for the iSunshine RAR Password Genius. It will try all possible combinations of the characters within your specified range. You set the range and length of the password that needs to be recovered, and then the highly optimized program will run its recovery. Shorter passwords are recovered very quickly.
●Dictionary: This attack option allows you to try recovering the lost RAR password by trying combinations from the built-in dictionary, or you can download a dictionary from the internet or even create your own. This is a good method and may even be a faster method if you your password is a keyword that you use for other passwords.
●Smart: The smart attack is automated; it runs all possible character combinations, including printable characters.
Once you’ve decided which attack you want to run, click start to run the password recover program. It may take a little bit of time, but soon you will have the password to your RAR file.
Copy the password and then open your RAR file to access and extract the contents inside.
If you’re unwilling to spend any money on a WinRAR password remover, then you have some free DIY options. The first of these is to simply convert your RAR file into a ZIP file. Online ZIP converters are free and really easy to use like this one. They convert any files into ZIP, not just RAR files. ZIP is just like RAR, it is just another compressed file holder, but without a password.
You can convert by either uploading the file or providing the converter with a link to the file. Do this with your RAR file. During the conversion process the password gets removed. Told you it was easy!
This method doesn’t work with every RAR file; most ZIP converters now come with disclaimers that it does not support password protected files. But it will still work with some RAR files, and since it is actually a free service it definitely doesn’t hurt to try.
Notepad and CMD:
Using the Notepad feature on your computer is another free option for a RAR file password remover. There are actually two different methods within this option. The first is to make your own DIY RAR password remover using a batch file. For those of you that don’t know, a batch file (.bat) is just a file that contains a set of instructions.
1. The first step is to find a password removal code online. Then you need to open Notepad on your computer and copy and paste the password removal code.
2. After that, save the file as Crack.bat so you know that it is the file to crack your WinRAR password.
3. Once the file has been saved, close and reopen the file; it will open in Command Prompt. You’ll then enter the name of the RAR file that you want to open. Make sure to include the file’s extension (the .rar part). Give Command Prompt the file’s location and press Enter. The window will look like this:
Now wait while the batch file cracks your RAR password. The more complex your password is, the longer it will take. Once the code has been cracked, your password will appear and you can now open your RAR file.
Using Just Notepad:
If that method doesn’t work, then there is one other way to use Notepad to recover and remove a WinRAR password. Bear in mind that this method works best with passwords that are just numbers.First you need to open your RAR file using Notepad, which can be done by right clicking the file and choosing the option for how to open the file.
Then when the file is opened in Notepad, you need to find and replace two pieces of code. Using the ctrl and F keys on your keyboard to open the find function, search for Útà and replace it with 5^3tà’.
Once you’ve replaced that bit, use your ctrl and F keys to find ‘IžCO and replace it with IžCO.
Once your coding is finished, save the file and use to the Archive tool to extract your RAR file contents. You were able to remove the password from the RAR file!
That’s All Folks!
No need to worry about forgotten RAR file passwords and desperately trying to figure out how to remove a WinRAR password. Now you know a few ways to try and do it yourself!
It really is a very simple solution if you do forget the password and need to remove a password from a RAR file. Try any of the options outlined above! Don’t forget that the iSunshine RAR Password Genius is the best and easiest option, and for a one time purchase, you can open and extract the contents from any RAR file!