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Free RAR Password Unlocker

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 15, 2015

Free RAR Password Unlocker helps you recover passwords, especially those you don't use very often -- such as RAR archives. Free RAR Password Unlocker employs three methods to crack your password, so you can extract the archive: Brute Force All, Brute Force Masked, and Dictionary. They vary in speed and power, and which method works best depends on factors like the strength of your lost password.

Pros

Brute Force options: We could set the pass length under the Brute Force options to keep Free RAR Password Unlocker from spending too much time trying to crack tough passwords.

Dictionary options: If you tend to use the same password elements or think you remember part of a password, entering it in the Dictionary options tab could help the software do its job.

Logs: Activity is recorded in a text log you can review (and, who knows, possibly jog your memory of a forgotten password).

Cons

No guarantees: It can take a long time to plow through every combination, and some passwords may be unrecoverable (or practically so).

Confusing options: The layout could be clearer. For example, the Recovery menu lists three methods, yet the Recovery Method tab only lists two.

Help button: The software's description promises instructions, but the Help button does nothing, and the Web link leads to a list of other freeware.

Bottom Line

Your choices are limited when you can't remember an archive's password. Free RAR Password Unlocker gives you several choices to help you retrieve that lost password.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release July 11, 2016
Date Added July 11, 2016
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 271,016
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

This Free RAR Password Unlocker recovers lost or forgotten passwords for RAR files in simple steps. Remembering passwords can be a very trying process and there are many instances in which users may tend to forget a few of them. Since RAR is a very common archive that is used to share compressed information between users, it is inevitable that the password to extract it is very important. In case the same is not available, the Free RAR Password Unlocker is an ideal tool. There are three different recovery modes which are used by this and they are displayed on the window once the tool is installed. These are 'Brute Force', Brute Force (masked)' and 'Dictionary Attack'. The interface, by itself is very user friendly and can be comprehended by even a first - timer. Each of the above mentioned modes are unique and have characteristics of their own. Depending on the strength of the password, one of them can be chosen by the user. The 'Dictionary Attack' mode can be customized by the user by including specific password patterns so that it becomes easy for the Unlocker to recover the same. There are a number of languages available in which the same can be personalized. The Free RAR Password Unlocker comes with an instructions guide which can be browsed for further information. Depending on the password length and complexity, the time taken to retrieve a password varies for each file. Once the relevant RAR file is chosen, the user needs to select the mode of recovery and start the process immediately. This tool even allows the automatic saving of the recovery process if the same has been stopped for any reasons. It is ideal for unlocking any RAR files with passwords and therefore, is quite a useful too.