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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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2013-04-21, 07:42:07
anonymous from Pakistan  
i need the password for snowhite & the huntsman
2013-04-24, 08:32:57   (updated: 2013-04-24, 08:38:08)
anonymous from United States  
i need password for devil may cry 5 reloaded rar file i downloaded this game from torrentsnack plz help anyone
amna_s101@yahoo.com
2013-05-04, 12:11:55
anonymous  
do YOU KNOW THE PASSWORD for fifa 13 because i tried the surveys i completed the surveys but the password was false then i tried what u said but it didnt worked pls help me!!
2013-05-19, 06:12:17
anonymous  
pls give me the password of this link DMC PASSWORDS : http://fileurl.me/3fqq9
2013-05-19, 06:12:17
anonymous  
pls give me the password of this link DMC PASSWORDS : http://fileurl.me/3fqq9
2013-05-19, 06:12:17
anonymous  
pls give me the password of this link DMC PASSWORDS : http://fileurl.me/3fqq9
2013-05-25, 22:44:43
fikriansyah_27@yahoo.com from Indonesia  
i need password encryted files for Battlefield.2.rar plz..thnx
2013-05-27, 19:09:56
anonymous from Argentina  
descargue un archivo.ZIPel cual contiene dos archivos, uno en formato PDF y el otro TXT, el archivo PDF necesita una clave para abrirlo, en el archivo TXT me indica que debo buscarlo en: LINKBAX.COM, pero este sitio no tiene ningun enlace para entregar claves, donde deberia buscarlo?
2013-05-30, 13:29:56
anonymous from India  
plz help me need a password for gta 5 crack encrypted password.
2013-05-31, 23:12:27
anonymous  
need password for www.linkbax.com
2013-06-06, 12:44:21
ryan.arendse15@gmail.com  
i need the password for Fast & Furious 6 please
2013-06-12, 22:21:16   (updated: 2013-06-12, 22:24:51)
anonymous from Pakistan  
what is the password of dishonored the knife of dunwall
2013-06-15, 00:38:59
anonymous  
pls give me the password of this link DMC PASSWORDS : http://fileurl.me/3fqq9
2013-06-15, 07:18:47
anonymous from Australia  
password for the hangover 3 rar apple file
2013-06-15, 07:18:47
anonymous from Australia  
password for the hangover 3 rar apple file email to g-one_leadlighting@hotmail.com
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