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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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2012-03-31, 12:07:51
from Greece  
i need a password encrypted file rar for farcry 3
2012-04-07, 05:19:34
anonymous from India  
i need the pasword for the Immortals (2011) DVDRip XviD-IMAGiNE.rar i you can then please send that on manvesh.thakur03@gmail.com
2012-04-09, 04:18:15
anonymous  
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2012-04-13, 02:04:11
[hidden] from Jiddah, Saudi Arabia  
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2012-04-16, 23:44:05
anonymous from India  
Hi,Ihave downloaded Proteus7.6 zip from website www.downloadha.com.The file is pasword protected.I also have downloaded password cracker but it is not working.

My emailid is dgkanade72@gmail.com
2012-04-20, 03:18:10
anonymous from India  
i need a paas for ecc 5.2
2012-04-20, 04:20:15
Desmondmordecaih@yaha...com from United States  
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My name is lizy dave,and i really want all over the world.this is my number 08098017803 call me,let be friend.
2012-04-23, 00:04:24
anonymous from India  
plz give me gta 5 crack encrypted password
2012-04-26, 11:36:13
anonymous from Greece  
hi! i need the password for:
Angry_Birds_Space_v.1.0.2_CRACED-P2P.exe
2012-04-26, 23:25:24
anonymous from Philippines  
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I need a password for
Minecraft Force Op 1.2.5 [April 2012].rar
please i need it very much!!
please help me!
2012-04-28, 05:52:26
anonymous from India  
password for encrped file
2012-04-29, 11:19:16
vaze  
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Recently i have downloaded a movie from rapid share link. while extracting it asks for a password, kindly tell me how to get the password.

Following is the url or link from which i have dowmloaded. pl. help.

https://rapidshare.com/#!download|286p1|144805051|Charlie_Chaplin_-_The_Kid.part2.rar|104857|R~1EB119025A91D425D7DDB10D869DC9A0|0|0
2012-05-12, 07:03:58
anonymous from India  
i am looking out for max payne password for the enrypetd file. Can anybody plz help me?
2012-05-12, 13:30:20   (updated: 2012-05-12, 13:50:37)
anonymous  
Minecraft Force Op 1.2.5 [April 2012].rar password please help http://www.mediafir..tpshvbp90a
2012-05-12, 13:54:58
anonymous from United States  
http://www.mediafir..tpshvbp90a Minecraft Force Op 1.2.5 [April 2012].rar
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