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    • abibee
    • By abibee 5th Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    Recover passworded winrar file
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:33 PM
    Recover passworded winrar file 5th Dec 17 at 7:33 PM
    I have a winrar passworded .rar file I saved and password protected a year or two ago. I've since forgotten the password I used, and the contents of the file are valuable to me. I've looked around the net and there seems to me to be so many 'solutions' using software that looks a little iffy to me.
    Can anyone suggest a recovery solution that works for sure? I'd pay for a software that can be trusted to work.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 5th Dec 17, 7:43 PM
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    This is free, runs on the command line:
    http://www.crark.net/

    Note that if your password is super-super long, it may take a while if at all to find it.
    • abibee
    • By abibee 5th Dec 17, 8:09 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 8:09 PM
    This is free, runs on the command line:
    http://www.crark.net/

    Note that if your password is super-super long, it may take a while if at all to find it.
    Originally posted by Neil Jones
    I'll have a look at that, thanks. Though I've not used the command line much before.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Dec 17, 10:19 PM
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    Dictionary attack is fast if you used words or phrases or something that gets used a lot.

    Super fast compared to a force attack, although my dictionary file has grown somewhat since i first used it.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
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