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Question:

I downloaded an archive from the edonkey filesharing platform and was going to unpack it. It turns out that the archive is protected by a password (encrypted). How can I find the password?

Answer:

For RAR archives there is a shareware tool (http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/) that can try a brute force or a dictionary attack. The brute force attack for passwords of more than 5 characters takes pretty long already, the dictionary attack is more promising. The shareware version only searches passwords up to a length of 4 characters, I found.

If the file came from the ed2k platform (edonkey), then you may want to look for comments on the file. Unfortunately you cannot view comments once the file is completed, so you'll have to move the archive out of the shared folder, then search for the file again and start the download again. Wait a little, and you can - hopefully - view comments on it. Possibly one of the comments will indicate the password.

If there are no such comments, then take a good look at the file name. It is common that the file name contains a [..] part. The term in [] may just be the password.

Examples:

super_software_[secret9].rar
super_software_[pass_secret9].zip

The password would be 'secret9' here.


Update: As someone posted in the comments section, if you downloaded an encrypted file from the edonkey network that may have been released by the 'Goldesel' crew, then try this password: "www.goldesel.6x.to". For some reason the Goldesel people felt to advertise their web site that way.


Comments:

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2006-02-05, 07:19:10
anonymous from Finland  
The password is not inside the rar file. Rar file is encrypted using known encrypt algorithm. Lets say for simplicity that bytes in the rar-file are suffled with encrypt algorithm and given password. If you know the password the same program can order the bytes in original order.
2006-02-16, 13:30:33
jay jay from Uganda  
thanks for the goldesel thingy. Trouble is after getting the file I wanted, It was audio not video. Anyone with the 12 chapters (video) of trapped in the closet, hola back. Cheers to the anonymous one once again!
2006-02-17, 03:10:31
ninja  
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Works on files downloaded from Goldesel. Have tried brute-force tool before i found this article without success. As anonymous said password is not stored inside the RAR file. THX
2006-04-25, 20:08:12
anonymous from Sweden  
I need the Password for:
Prison.Break.S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL.rar
witch contains the file:
Prison.Break.S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL[WWW.NEXBETA.COM].avi

It realy sucks when someone uploads a torrent and don't supply the password.

Why upload it if you don't want to share?? Somebody aint thinkin strait...
2006-04-26, 12:22:44
sanches from Brazil  
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Tanks, the password for red hot stadium arcadium worked
2006-04-27, 03:48:44
anonymous from Poland  
Hi there, does anyone know the password for Etienne De Crecy - Tempovision.rar - the .torrent file was listed on www.torrentportal.com if it happens to be important
Thx in advance
2006-04-27, 11:25:38
anonymous from Sweden  
PLEASE I DIDNT GET IT WHAT IS THE PASSWORD TO PRISON BREAK???
2006-04-28, 08:56:43
anonymous from Malaysia  
first of all Prison.Break.S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL.rar is FAKE. so give up. it hasnt aired on tv yet... wait for another 3 days for the actual release
2006-04-28, 13:01:26
thesameguyhowfuckedyourgirlfriends from Germany  
for Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium_goldesel.to.rar
the password is 'jupitermars'

and u can also use it for...
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium CD1 192.rar and
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium CD2 192.rar

reboot your mind!!!
2006-04-28, 13:50:37
anonymous from Germany  
i'm sorry guys, the red hot chili peppers-files are all fakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-04-28, 19:06:38
anonymous from Canada  
episode was prereleased as a torrent why would you bring tv into this it has nothing to do with it, people with there 2 cents if you dont know dont say anything at all
2006-04-28, 19:46:56
anonymous from Mexico  
I DOWNLOAD THE FILE: Prison.Break.S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL.rar BUT I CAN`T EXTRACTÈM BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO BE ENCRYPTED AND NEED A PASSWORD.

PLEASE ANYBODY CAN HELP ME??
2006-04-28, 19:53:11
anonymous from Canada  
ok i have downloaded prison break S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL[WWW.NEXBETA>COM].avi* and i need the password does anybody know

plz rite back
2006-04-28, 20:23:33
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2006-04-28, 20:24:32
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