Free RAR recovery software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sebastiano, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Sebastiano macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm pretty sure this particular problem hasn't been addressed before and to my knowledge this is perfectly legal, but if anyone discovers otherwise, feel free to delete the thread or whatever.

    I have a RAR file which is password protected. The website I downloaded it from also gave me a rather long list of possible passwords. Is there a piece of free software that will allow me to put all of these into a text file and have it try them all? I've found similar Windows programs but as of yet nothing which works on a Mac.

    Thank you,
     
  2. andrewtj macrumors newbie

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    Aug 13, 2009
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    If you're comfortable at a shell prompt, install unrar and do something like:
    Code:
    for password in `cat passwords.txt`; do unrar e -p${password} archive.rar; done
    
    Assuming passwords.txt contains one password per line.
     
  3. Sebastiano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is this through the terminal? I'm using StuffIt Expander. Would that change the command in any way? And where does the text file have to be?
     
  4. zhuismile88 macrumors newbie

    zhuismile88

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    May 16, 2010
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    Free RAR recovery software

    You can use RAR Password Recovery 5.0
     

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