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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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2013-01-27, 01:55:42
anonymous from India  
pls send me the password for the movie I Love ME that i hav downloaded from bitorrent
2013-01-27, 01:55:42
anonymous from India  
pls send me the password for the movie I Love ME that i hav downloaded from bitorrent
2013-01-27, 01:55:42
anonymous from India  
pls send me the password for the movie I Love ME that i hav downloaded from bitorrent
2013-01-29, 00:29:20
anonymous from Bangalore, India  
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2013-02-13, 04:46:07
anonymous  
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I need the password for:
Star.Wars.The.Old.Republic.Private.Server.Files.1.1a.rar
http://www26.zippys../file.html (I downloaded it from this site)

Send the password to gamecont99@yahoo.com
2013-03-11, 11:49:46
anonymous from India  
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hi can u say me the password for the encrypted file for spiderman-2.. pls..
2013-03-18, 07:16:12
anonymous from Pakistan  
password encrypted file or fifa 13
2013-03-19, 10:46:12
nikinka1989@email.cz from Czech Republic  
What is the password for encrypted file - Far Cry 3, please??
2013-03-20, 07:37:31
danger_samrat1990@yahoo.com  
Guys need DMC(Devil May Cry 5) password to extract rar.. if any1 knows the password please mail it to me on danger_samrat1990@yahoo.com....

thanks in advance
2013-03-21, 23:52:20
anonymous  
hi maybe someone knows a password for The.Vampire.Diaries.Season.4.Episode.18.American.Gothic.HDTV.XviD-ASAP[ettv].mkv.zip - ZIP archive, unpacked size 354 418 688 bytes this file??
2013-03-21, 23:58:47
anonymous  
please hellp me The.Vampire.Diaries.Season.4.Episode.18.American.Gothic.HDTV.XviD-ASAP[ettv].mkv.zip - ZIP archive, ij someone knows!!!!!!
2013-03-21, 23:59:57
anonymous  
please hellp me The.Vampire.Diaries.Season.4.Episode.18.American.Gothic.HDTV.XviD-ASAP[ettv].mkv.zip - ZIP archive, ij someone knows!!!!!!
2013-03-22, 00:03:06
[hidden]  
please hellp me The.Vampire.Diaries.Season.4.Episode.18.American.Gothic.HDTV.XviD-ASAP[ettv].mkv.zip - ZIP archive, ij someone knows!!!!!!
2013-04-02, 10:01:24
anonymous from India  
I need password for this GTA.Vice.City.WorldFree4u.Com
2013-04-14, 04:22:55
anonymous from India  
if any body having code of encrypted file code of gta5



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