If you want to compress your files, WinRAR is the best choice you have there on internet. It is a file compressor and you will get a file with .rar extension. It also provides you the facility to protect the files with a password while you are compressing them. You should keep the password for the file safe. But in any case, you have lost the password then this might be a concern to you because you cannot access the files without entering the right password for the .rar file. So how to find WinRAR password? Following are some methods you can try and get the password without any trouble.
- Method 1. Find WinRAR Password from Your Frequently-used Ones
- Method 2. Find WinRAR Password with Notepad/CMD
- Method 3. Find WinRAR Password Online
- Method 4. Find WinRAR Password with WinRAR Password Finder
Method 1. Find WinRAR Password from Your Frequently-used Ones
This first method is most simple method. You can find your password easily if you have saved them. Basically, winRAR provide the facility to save the passwords you frequently use so when you have to enter the password for a file it will autofill them and save the trouble. So, if you have saved the passwords you can find WinRAR password easily, just follow the below steps.
Step 1: Double click the RAR file and click Extract to button.
Step 2: After clicking the button, you will get a window to select the destination folder where you want to extract the files.
Step 3: When you select the location to extract, you will be asked to enter the password in the following dialogue box.
Step 4: Click on the arrow-down button and you will find a list of passwords saved by the WinRAR. From here you can select the password that is for the RAR file.
Step 5: Enter the password and you will be able to extract the file.
Method 2. Find WinRAR Password with Notepad/CMD
Saving your passwords in WinRAR might be risky as other people can guess the password from the password list and access the files and data. So, less people tend to save the passwords in WinRAR and when they lose the password, how to find WinRAR password? Here this method can be used which is little tricky but you will surely get the password. Follow the steps and find the password.
Step 1: Open Notepad. For this press Win + R, write notepad.exe and hit Enter.
Step 2: Now copy the below given code and paste it in the notepad file.
title FIND WinRAR Password
copy "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Unrar.exe"
SET/P "NAME=File Name : "
IF "%NAME%"=="" goto ProblemDetected
echo You can't leave this blank.
SET/P "PATH=Enter Full Path (eg: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop) : "
IF "%PATH%"=="" goto PERROR
echo You can't leave this blank.
IF EXIST "%PATH%\%NAME%" GOTO SP
echo File couldn't be found. Make sure you include the (.RAR) extension at the end of the file's name.
echo Finding Password...
SET /A PASS=%PASS%+1
UNRAR E -INUL -P%PASS% "%PATH%\%NAME%" "%TMP%"
IF /I %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 GOTO FINISH
RD %TMP% /Q /S
title 1 Password Found
echo File = %NAME%
echo Stable Password found= %PASS%
echo Press any key to exit.
Step 3: Save the file named as Break.bat.
Step 4: After saving the file, open the .bat file and enter the RAR file name and path where it is saved and press Enter.
Step 5: The CMD program will start finding the password, wait for the process to complete.
Step 6: When the program finds the password, it will prompt you.
Method 3. Find WinRAR Password Online
The above method is a tricky and require some computer knowledge to do the task so it can be a challenge for newbies. So, what to do if you have don't have much knowledge of computers and want to access your files. You can try WinRAR password finder online tools. Some of these are tools are free and some demand payment for the services they provide. Such example is password-online. Follow the steps and you will find the password easily.
Step 1: Open the browser and go to password-online.com.
Step 2: There will be an option to upload the encrypted RAR file. Click on it.
Step 3: You will be asked to select the RAR file. Select it and open it.
Step 4: Enter the email and then confirm email.
Step 5: In mail, you will get the link the link where you can see the progress of the tool.
Method 4. Find WinRAR Password with WinRAR Password Finder
If you are still not satisfied with the above given methods, then you can try the WinRAR password finder tool. These third-party software are easy to use and quite handy. For instance, PassFab for RAR is a unique and powerful WinRAR password recovery tool. It can find the password for the RAR file and it does not matter what type of encryption or compression algorithm is used. It provides three types of attacks. With "Brute-force Attack" you can find the password even you totally forgot the password. When you select "Brute-force with Mask Attack" you have to provide any clue about the forgotten password which are general password parameters such as length, including characters etc. With "Dictionary Attack" selected, you will select a dictionary which contains the common character combinations frequently used for passwords. So, to find the password with PassFab for RAR tool, follow the simple steps.
Step 1: Download and install the PassFab for RAR tool.
Step 2: After installing it, open it and import the protected RAR file.
Step 3: Now you have to choose the recovery attack type.
You can select Dictionary Attack. In settings, import a custom or inbuilt dictionary.
You can also select Brute Force with Mask Attack. With this mode, you have to set password length, define password characters, suffix, and prefix.
If you do not know the password entirely select Brute Force Attack. This will try every possible combination of character to find the password.
Step 4: Start the process and wait for the password to be found.
Now you have full knowledge on how to find the protected RAR archive file password. You don't have to worry or panic if you seem to forgot the password because these simple methods will help you to find your password and let you access the important file and data which is compressed in the RAR file.