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RAR Password Unlocker

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    Sep. 10, 2012
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    Free to try (Recovers 3-character password); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


RAR Password Unlocker detects and cracks lost or forgotten passwords protecting RAR archives. It offers three methods of tackling lost passwords: Brute Force, Brute Force with User-Defined Mask, and Dictionary mode, which tries password combinations against a built-in dictionary that you can customize. It can also automatically save and resume interrupted recovery operations and search for archives in your system. It's free to try, but the trial version only recovers the first three letters of the password and limits dictionary searches to 10,000 possible combinations. If that's enough to jog your memory, you're in luck. But if it isn't, you'll have to buy RAR Password Unlocker or try a different tool to recover lost RAR passwords.

RAR Password Unlocker's user interface is very basic, with few controls or options other than those directly related to the job at hand, recovering lost passwords: Open, Start, and Stop buttons in one segment of the toolbar; Help, About, and Exit (not to mention Purchase) in another. The main window has two tabs, Start Page and Search Files: RAR Password Unlocker not only recovers passwords from RAR files but searches your PC for archives. An optional Details pane offered instructions for each step, and the program's Help file offers more detail, though there's not a lot involved with running this simple tool. We started by running the search tool, which turned up all our system's RAR files, including this program's sample file. We browsed to a file and added it in RAR Password Unlocker. The program displayed its file path and other data and offered its three modes of attack. A Settings button opened a dialog with password options such as uppercase, special symbols, and Affix Set. We simply had to select our options and which method to use and click Start. The program's counter features hours, minutes, and seconds; it takes time to plow through every possible combination in a brute force attack.

Twice RAR Password Unlocker crashed on us; ironically, it was while running its sample RAR file. You have few other options for recovering lost RAR passwords, though, so it merits a look where there's a need.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of RAR Password Unlocker 5.0.

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1 stars

"This software probably will not work."

May 10, 2015  |  By YellowYam

2015-05-10 20:38:47  |  By YellowYam

 |  Version: RAR Password Unlocker 5.0


Easy to use interface


Inefficient. Very slow.

Let's assume you have a class D computer, according to the site linked above. It will take you about a year to crack a 6 digit password that includes no special characters using this software. It is inefficient and slow.

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1 stars

"It did not work. Slow and useless."

March 25, 2014  |  By jmpoer

2014-03-25 18:40:10  |  By jmpoer

 |  Version: RAR Password Unlocker 5.0


I did not find any pros, except that it didn't cost me anything.


It didn't work...didn't unlock a file for which I KNEW the password. The display doesn't adapt to the screen resolution so labels are cut off. I gave it 5 hours to unlock a password with only 8 characters...that I KNEW already.


I would rate this tool as completely useless. Simply put, it failed.

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4 stars

"Helped me to recover RAR"

February 21, 2013  |  By Senior_Toxa

2013-02-21 03:09:26  |  By Senior_Toxa

 |  Version: RAR Password Unlocker 5.0


fast and efficient


a little bit slow


saved some archives - i've forgotten the password for them and the utility helped me to recover data

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Password Unlocker
Publisher web site
Release Date September 10, 2012
Date Added September 10, 2012
Version 5.0
Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.74MB
File Name rar_password_unlocker_trial.exe
Total Downloads 614,611
Downloads Last Week 509
License Model Free to try
Limitations Recovers 3-character password
Price $19.95

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