How to Open WinRAR Archive with or without Password

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WinRAR is a very amazing file archiver. You can compress multiple files at one place. As millions of people using this software, WinRAR tries to provide the best security feature. People secure their files so that no other person can view or edit their files without their permission. However, there is one little problem. How to open WinRAR with password when you forget it? In this article, you will know how to open WinRAR password.

People wonder how to open WinRAR password as it is not very easy to open an archive if you have forgotten the password for it. WinRAR doesn't provide the "Forgot Password" feature. You may have to find a feature that can open WinRAR password online. To open a WinRAR file, there generate two situations.

Situation 1: Open WinRAR File with Password

If you just remember the password for your WinRAR archive, you have almost done half of the work. You just need to open the archive and enter the password for it. To open your archive with known password, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Find the locked archive folder in your computer.

Step 2: Open the folder and a prompt will be shown to you asking for the password.

Step 3: Enter the password that you know for the archive.

Enter known Password

Step 4: Now, if you want to remove password protection from the file, open the file and remove the protection.

Step 5: Your file is now free from password protection.

Situation 2: Open WinRAR Archive without Password

If you have forgotten the password for you WinRAR archive, it may tease you for a while as it is not very easy to recover a lost or forgotten archive password. People keep wondering that how to open WinRAR file without password. If you want to open your WinRAR file password, follow these simple methods and you might succeed.

1. Open WinRAR Password from Your Frequently-used Ones

This method is quite straight forward. There is no rocket science in this. If you have forgotten the password for your RAR archive, don't panic and try to think for the password you use the most. You may unlock your archive through this method by following these steps.

Step 1: Find the locked file in your computer and open it.

Step 2: A prompt will be shown to you asking for the password.

Enter known Password

Step 3: As you have forgotten the password, try to remember the most frequent password used by you.

Step 4: Keep testing your luck, you might hit the right password.

Step 5: If you somehow find the right password, unlock the file and remove protection from it.

2. Open WinRAR Password with Notepad/CMD

If you cannot think of any of your password, you can create your own customized password unlocker for WinRAR by using Notepad and command Prompt. To crack your password for WinRAR, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open Notepad.

Open Notepad

Step 2: Copy and paste the password removal code for WinRAR that you can find online.

Step 3: Save the Notepad file with the extension ".bat" and it will convert the file into a batch file.

Step 4: Now, open the batch file and it will open automatically into the command prompt.

Step 5: The command prompt will ask you the name of the file.

Step 6: Enter the name of the RAR archive that you have forgotten the password for.

Step 7: After entering the name, enter the right path for the archive as well.

Name and Path

Step 8: After some time, command prompt will show you your cracked password and you can easily unlock your archive now.

Cracked Password

Step 9: Now, open your archive and remove the password protection from it so that the next time you open the archive, you may not have to enter the password.

3. Open WinRAR Password Online

If you still can't open your RAR archive, you can find the best solution online. There are a lot online website that offer free password recovery for RAR archives. These online password recovery websites are highly safe and allow the user to upload almost 200mb+ size of data. These password removals are really fast and are very easy to use.

4. Find WinRAR Password with WinRAR Password Finder

There is an online software known as PassFab for RAR. This software is really amazing and powerful when it comes to password recovery. The software provides 100% password removal guarantee as it uses three basic kind of attacks. Brute force attack, Brute force with mask and Dictionary attack. The software is really easy to use and provides a very user friendly interface, which means you don't have to be a professional to use this amazing software. To unlock your RAR password using PassFab, just follow these steps.

Step 1: Download and run the software into your computer.

Step 2: Import the locked file you want to open.

Import RAR File

Step 3: Select the type of the attack through which you want to remove protection from the file.

PassFab for RAR

Step 4: Press Start and let the software do the rest of the work.

Step 5: The software will take some time depending upon the length and complexity of your password.

Step 6: The software will provide you with the cracked password, enter that password into your locked file and remove protection from it.

recover

Summary

WinRAR is an amazing software the can help you place your important files at one place. It also helps in compressing file sizes. WinRAR lets you to apply password to multiple folders so that you can keep your precious files saved. In the above article, we have discussed about how to open WinRAR with password and without password. We have also seen an amazing online tool for password recovery known as PassFab for RAR that can remove almost any kind of password protection on RAR archive. If you can find any other interesting way, do let us know and we will surely look into it. Thank you.

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