Best 4 Ways to Break WinRAR Password

/ Posted by Shirley Howard to RAR / Follow @Shirley Howard

WinRAR is an archiving tool for Windows. You can compress a single large file/folder or multiple files/folders of different sizes into a single file which will be in .rar extension. It also provides the facility to secure the file with password. But it may seem bothersome because you must type password each time when you have to use the archived file. Also, it is possible that you have forgotten the password which is distressing. So, to avoid this situation, you can break WinRAR password. Following are some easy methods you can apply to do the job.

Method 1: Break WinRAR Password with Frequently-used Ones

This is the simplest method. WinRAR provide you the facility to organize the passwords so if you have forgot the password you can easily find the password. Try the frequently-used passwords first. How to break WinRAR file password? Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the WinRAR file. Double-click the file you want to use. You will get the following dialogue box.

open encrypted file

Step 2: When you click on the down arrow you will get the list of all the passwords you recently used.

check passwords

Step 3: Now if you don't remember the password, try every password one by one. It will take your time, but you will be able to extract the file.

Step 4: If you want to organize the passwords then click on Organize passwords.

organize passwords

Step 5: A new dialogue box will open. Here you can Add, Delete, or Edit the passwords.

add passwords

Method 2: Break WinRAR Archive Password with Notepad/CMD

This method is little tricky from the previous one. But it will take less time to break the WinRAR file password. In this method you have to copy the code given below in a notepad file and save it as .bat file. In the .bat file you will give the information about the password protected WinRAR file and it will break the password. So how to break WinRAR password through this method? Follow the below give steps.

Step 1: Press Win + R and open Notepad.

open notepad

Step 2: Copy the code in notepad file.

@echo off
title WinRar Password Retriever
copy "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Unrar.exe"
SET PASS=0
SET TMP=TempFold
MD %TMP%
:RAR
cls
echo.
SET/P "NAME=File Name  : "
IF "%NAME%"=="" goto ProblemDetected
goto GPATH
:ProblemDetected
echo You can't leave this blank.
pause
goto RAR
:GPATH
SET/P "PATH=Enter Full Path (eg: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop) : "
IF "%PATH%"=="" goto PERROR
goto NEXT
:PERROR
echo You can't leave this blank.
pause
goto RAR
:NEXT
IF EXIST "%PATH%\%NAME%" GOTO SP
goto PATH
:PATH
cls
echo File couldn't be found. Make sure you include the (.RAR) extension at the end of the file's name.
pause
goto RAR
:SP
echo.
echo Breaking Password...
echo.
:START
title Processing...
SET /A PASS=%PASS%+1
UNRAR E -INUL -P%PASS% "%PATH%\%NAME%" "%TMP%"
IF /I %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 GOTO FINISH
GOTO START
:FINISH
RD %TMP% /Q /S
Del "Unrar.exe"
cls
title 1 Password Found
echo.
echo File = %NAME%
echo Stable Password= %PASS%
echo.
echo Press any key to exit.
pause>NUL
exit

Step 3: Now save the notepad file as Break.bat.

save batch file

Step 4: After that, open the file and enter the File Name whose password you want to break.

enter file name

Step 5: Enter the full path.

enter file path

Step 6: Press Enter and it will start breaking password.

breaking password

Step 7: Wait for some time and it will break the password of secured WinRAR file.

pasword found

Method 3: Break WinRAR Password Online

If you don't want to use the above methods because they are time consuming and tricky then you can turn to online tools available. These online tools are simple and you don't have to do much work. One such tool is password-online.com. It is and online decryption and password recovery tool. To break WinRAR password, follow the steps.

Step 1: Open the link www.password-online.com.

Step 2: Click on Upload your encrypted file.

upload encrypted file

Step 3: Select the encrypted WinRAR file.

select encrypted file

Step 4: They will ask for you E-mail so that can they notify you when the decryption done.

confirm email

Step 5: You will get a link in the mail where you can check the decryption process.

decryption in progress

Method 4. Break WinRAR Password with WinRAR Password Breaker

This is another method to break the WinRAR password. PassFab for RAR is a powerful WinRAR password recovery tool. It is a simple tool that can quickly recover the passwords for RAR files. It does not matter which encryption or compression algorithm is used, you just have to import the RAR archive, select an attack type and start the process. The attack types are:

  • Brute-force Attack: If you can't remember anything about your password at all.
  • Brute-force with Mask Attack: If you can provide any clue about the forgotten password.
  • Dictionary Attack: If you have a dictionary that is a text file listing common character combination, such as a, ab, 123, 4, AB, etc. that people may frequently use for passwords.

Now you will be figuring how to break password on WinRAR through this tool? The method is below.

Step 1: Download and install the PassFab for RAR.

Step 2: Now run the application and import the secured RAR archive file.

import rar file

Step 3: After importing the file, you must choose recovery attack type.

You can choose the Dictionary Attack. In settings you have to select a custom or inbuilt dictionary.

dictionary attack

The other option is Brute Force with Mask Attack. In this mode, you have to set different password parameters like length, characters, symbols, or to specify suffix and prefix.

brute force with mask setting

The last option is Brute Force Attack. If the first two methods fail, you can select this mode. It will try every possible character combination to break the password.

brute force with mask setting

Step 4: After selecting the attack type, Start the process and wait while RAR password breaks.

recover

These are all the methods which you can try to break the WinRAR password. You can try any of them but to use the PassFab for RAR tool to decrypt the password is most efficient and simple method.

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