Two Completely Free Tools If You Forgot RAR Password
WinRAR has over 90% users all over the world. To protect a file or file folder with important data, you can compress it as a rar file, and encrypt it at the same time. However, password has two blades, once you forgot rar password, you cannot extract it and view the content, and have to recover rar password. There are many WinRAR password recovery programs, but most of them are commercial, which you may not like, so this article finds the free full version of rar password recovery tools for you.
Freeware 1 - cRARk
Recommended index: ★★
- Absolutel free
- Extremely optimized MMX & SSE code
- Optimization for latest x86 instructions: AVX, XOP, AES-NI for Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Bulldozer processors
- GPU acceleration on NVIDIA and AMD/ATI using CUDA and OpenCL technology
- Multi-volume, self-extracting, encrypted header archives are supported
- Unique PCL language which is extremely efficient if user remembers any information about a forgotten password
- Powerful compatibility (DOS, Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS versions are available)
- CMD interface makes it difficult to operate.
- No multi-core CPU support.
- No pause/resume function.
- No chance to crack unknown password (longer than 6-7 symbols) if you have no additional info about it.
- Only WinRAR 2.x-3.x-4.x up to 4.0 is supported. If your RAR file is not encrypted in these versions, you cannot use cRARk to recover the lost RAR password.
Freeware 2 - Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker
Recommended index: ★★★
- free and portable
- GUI interface, and easy to use
- Support Brute Force Attack and Dictionary Attack
- Extract the files after password recovery
- Support Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Win 7
- No multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration support.
- No pause/resume function.
- Much password information is required.
To get rar password successfully, you should give enough password information, such as, min length, max length, character, etc; otherwise, you will get the prompt that, “unable to unlock using the given parameters.” Therefore, if you forgot winrar password entirely, Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker is not suitable for you.
Shareware - RAR Password Unlocker
Recommended index: ★★★★
As the free tool is either inconvenient or not suitable, you may have to refer to shareware. Though commercial, it is worth to try RAR Password Unlocker demo version when you forgot RAR password, which combines the rapid password recovery speed of cRARk, and the GUI interface of Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker, and adds more features.
- Support WinRAR 4.11 and its previous versions
- Quicken password recovery by multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration
- GPU acceleration on NVIDIA and AMD/ATI display card
- 3 efficient password attack options available
- Brute-force attack without any information required
- Support importing your own dictionary
- Save password recovery process automatically
- Shut down computer automatically after recovery