How to Find WinRAR File Password

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

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

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.

extract to

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.

enter password

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.

password list

Step 5: Enter the password and you will be able to extract the file.

select password

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.

open notepad

Step 2: Now copy the below given code and paste it in the notepad file.

@echo off
title FIND WinRAR Password
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 Finding 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 found= %PASS%
echo.
echo Press any key to exit.
pause>NUL
exit

Step 3: Save the file named as Break.bat.

save notepad file

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.

open cmd

Step 5: The CMD program will start finding the password, wait for the process to complete.

process to complete

Step 6: When the program finds the password, it will prompt you.

password found

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.

upload file

Step 3: You will be asked to select the RAR file. Select it and open it.

select rar file

Step 4: Enter the email and then confirm email.

enter email

Step 5: In mail, you will get the link the link where you can see the progress of the tool.

link process complete

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.

rar password recovery

Step 2: After installing it, open it and import the protected RAR file.

import 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.

dictionary attack setting

You can also select Brute Force with Mask Attack. With this mode, you have to set password length, define password characters, suffix, and prefix.

brute force with mask setting

If you do not know the password entirely select Brute Force Attack. This will try every possible combination of character to find the password.

brute force attack

Step 4: Start the process and wait for the password to be found.

recover

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.

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