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Windows 7: How to remove password from rar file? (i know the password but)

24 Jun 2014   #1
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to remove password from rar file? (i know the password but)

I do not want to hack. Just want to remove password protection from that file. I know it's password.


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24 Jun 2014   #2
derekimo

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I think it would be easier to just copy the uncompressed contents to a new rar without a password.
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24 Jun 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Derek is correct. The password can't be removed, that would make it useless if so. Unpack it and RAR it up again and Derek said.
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24 Jun 2014   #4
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Derek is correct. The password can't be removed, that would make it useless if so. Unpack it and RAR it up again and Derek said.
Thanks for suggestion. But still is there any proper way to remove password protection.
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24 Jun 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

There are programs that can do it, but they are dictionary attacks or brute force, which will try every alpha numeric combo possible. I've read if the password is 5 characters it can take a few decades to crack, but the password will remain. Is there a problem just re packing it? you say you know the password, I don't see what's so difficult.
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24 Jun 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Thanks for suggestion. But still is there any proper way to remove password protection.
To remove a password from an existing RAR archive, No.
From what I have been able to determine all methods of removing a password on a RAR archive involve extracting the files and then creating a new archive with no password. As you know the password that is very simple. Why make things more difficult?
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25 Jun 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If RAR, ZIP, or 7Z passwords were easy to remove, why have one, anyone could open any file?
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