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How to Open RAR Files Whether It is Password-protected or Not?

Terri Collins

Apr 09,2012 05:43 / Posted by to RAR/ZIP Tips
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If you download a rar file either through an email attachment or through some file sharing service and are not able to open for its password protected, what would you do to deal with the trouble? Internet is full of winrar password recovery solutions or software though unfortunately a very good number of them are not that effective as they work on dictionary based attacks and most of the rar files don’t have dictionary based passwords.

How to Open RAR Files Without a Password

For an unencrypted rar file, right click on the RAR file that you want to open, choose Extract files from context menu and definite a destination path, or choose Extract Here directly. Click OK to open rar files. To protect unauthorized person from accessing the archive's contents, we usually create a RAR password with it. Then how to open an encrypted rar file?

How to Open RAR Files With Password-protected

Before discussing on how to open rar files with password, you should know that when we set password under advanced tab, there is an option on Encrypt file names.
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Option 1: If you only check Show password, compress a file, and then double click to open it, you will see the names, size, modified date and other information of the files it contains as following picture.
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Option 2: If you check Encrypt file names, you will not be able to view anything contained by the rar archive without a password.
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Whether you choose Encrypt file names or not, as long as you can provide a correct password, you can open the rar file.

But at most time, it is unfortunate that users do not know the password. In that condition, a rar password recovery tool is required.

RAR Password Unlocker is tested to have fabulous performance when you cannot open RAR files with password. By using advanced search algorithm, multiple-core CPUs and NVIDIA-GPU acceleration, this RAR password recovery tool enables you enjoy faster recovery speed than other similar programs.

Key features:

    Support file name encryption - Whether the archive name is encrypted or not, RAR Password Unlocker could work to recover its password.

    Support multi-core CPUs and SSE - To accelerate password recovery speed vastly. The more CPU cores you have, the faster recovery speed you will enjoy.

    NVIDIA-GPU support - Newly upgraded for recovery process acceleration. (NVIDIA CUDA-enabled device and CUDA 4.0 driver are required for GPU load.)

    Auto-save - Automatically save the recovery process every 15 minutes by default, so that you can resume the RAR password recovery project after previous interruption or stop. What’s more, you can suspend the process at any time as you wish with the state being saved.

With simple settings by a few clicks, you would start to remove rar password easily.

Once you get the password, extract rar files as normal, input the password, you will be able to view its contents. That is how to open rar files if you do not know its password.

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