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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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2012-01-06, 03:24:42
anonymous from India  

i need the password of
The Dirty Picture 2011 Hindi DVDRip XviD E SuB xRG.rar
2012-01-07, 07:56:00
anonymous  
i could do with a password for my winrar encrypted
2012-01-07, 18:21:18
anonymous  
nk you very much :X
2012-01-13, 22:40:57
anonymous  
i need passwords : master of horror : Imprint (2006)? i downloaded form rapidshare...
2012-01-15, 10:07:58
anonymous from India  
The Dirty Picture 2011 Hindi Movie-1CD-XviD.rar
what is the password for this file ..plz tell me
2012-01-16, 11:47:18
anonymous from Tanzania  
Can someone please tell me the password for scott pilgram vs the world soundtracks (rar file). Email me at imranlakh@yahoo.com...thanx
2012-01-26, 09:41:03   (updated: 2012-01-26, 09:41:28)
anonymous from India  
i need passwords for 2 movies
footloose and mi4
could u pls help
2012-01-27, 01:22:52
anonymous from Australia  
I also confused to find password this file '2012 Update - Facebook Game Cheat or Hack Tool -Premium Undetected and Safe Cheat Software.rar'
Friend, how to solve that problem? could you help me?
2012-02-01, 07:59:49
Ghost_Sensei from Tunisia  
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Need For Speed Carbon Password is :
dr.o.y

thank me on my FB account www.facebook.com/ghost.sensei
2012-02-04, 22:03:04
anonymous from India  
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Kandireega 2011 Telugu movie DVDRip Team MJY.rar - RAR archive
password for encrypted RAR or ZIP archive


Keywords:
2012-02-08, 15:19:03
anonymous  
Tks a lot
2012-02-15, 09:52:17
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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The passowrd cracker is a virus DO NOT download!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-02-25, 10:28:24
anonymous from India  
I need password for The Dirty Picture 2011 Hindi DVDRip XviD E SuB xRG.rar urgently. can't find it anywhere. :(
2012-02-28, 13:20:08
sarmatiann@yahoo.com from Serbia  
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Please, I need password for Scott Sonnons Tacfit Barbarian.
I've torrented it and It direct me to: Download the file password at : http://sharecash.or..e=2581165

2012-02-28, 13:28:34   (updated: 2012-02-28, 13:29:02)
anonymous from Serbia  
Please I need password for Scott Sonnons Tacfit Barbarian rar file that I have torrented
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