I FORGOT the password for a RAR file !!!

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  1. deorg macrumors 6502

    deorg

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    I zip a couple of docs in a rar file and now I do not remeber the password. Ive heard of some programs that try to crack the file... any help ?

    thanks guys
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    First site I found searching for RAR password crack

    http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/
     
  3. deorg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will try it in a couple of hours but I think is for PC only...
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The point was you can find lots of things googling. Add mac or OSX to the search.

    http://www.crark.net/
     
  5. DocOnDev macrumors newbie

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    You know, if I were trying to find a good utility for a specific purpose on a specific platform, I would first run a google search. After trying the first few items in the search result to no avail, I might be inclined to visit a reputable forum where people who use that same platform hang out. And I might inquire about the specific utility in hopes that someone could save me additional hours of trial and error.

    Were that my situation (and it is), I would be disappointed if the only response I found was "use google".
     
  6. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    Those programs do not work. Your RAR file is probably lost. Why would you RAR it if you weren't sharing it with someone?
     
  7. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    To save space I would imagine. Compressing files to save space- a nice trade to know in the computer world.
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Yea but why password protect it to save space :confused: I have my own ideas on this...
     
  9. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    Well doing that to a couple of documents (which are already very very small) doesn't help much.


    ^, I second SurfLord's motion.
     
  10. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    You can force it open with a rar password cracker, if its likely to be a long password its probably not worth it.
     

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