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Ok, I have an old WinRAR archive here with some Flash animation files in it that I would like to retrieve, but I can't get the password for the life of me!

So my first question is, is it against the ToS to discuss software that can retrieve the password, or extract the files?

And if it's not against the ToS to discuss that software, I would like someone to suggest some software that can do that for me, please.

I had a pretty significant amount of work in that RAR, and I believe it's the only copy of the file I have left (that I can find... >_< ), so it would be GREAT if I could retrieve it!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 7
They do have WinRAR crackers out there, but they are slow and if your password is over six or seven characters long then you can forget getting that password anytime in the next month. Then again its been a while since I tried one, they could be better now.
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post #3 of 7
The crackers are all brute force, which is basically useless for any real password lol.

But yeah I believe this is against the TOS, as it would tell you how to gain access to protected archives without permission.
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Yep, there are WinRAR password crackers out there - I think they mostly use brute force attacks which are sloooooooow. It's been awhile since I've used one, but they're out there. A little googling should probably help you find what you need.
     
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post #6 of 7
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Alright, so it's really not worth looking in to? They're that slow?

I generally pick passwords of decent length... over 10 characters long, letters and numbers...

I also tried Googling, I found some but didn't really want to try some EXE that didn't have some people commenting on it. But if it will take forever, I don't really care to do it anyways.

Oh well.

Also if it's against the ToS then I'd rather not discuss it, get on a mod's bad side, and possibly get in trouble

Thanks anyways, guys
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post #7 of 7
John the ripper might work.

Also, like everyone said, google around.
    
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