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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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2006-10-18, 10:37:10
anonymous from United States  
Quote:
'If no promo copies were sent out, how was Rolling Stone able to review it?'

Because the people at Rolling Stone are afforded the good fortune of being able to call up Reprise Records and asking for a copy. Im willing to bet that the copy they reviewed was not an advance promo copy, but the retail version we'll all be buying.

Promo copies are generally sent out to radio stations/music retailers, as give-aways or for employees. Warner/Reprise know all too well how much money this record will make them, and you can be damned sure that theyre doing everything in their power to make sure no-one leaks it before it streets.
2006-10-18, 10:48:00
sttttc@yahoo.fr  
please does anybody have the password for R&B Divas-2CD-2006-uF

please.....
2006-10-18, 12:58:45
the1mmortalsoul@aol.com from United States  
Those My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade' are not real copies. Each song is just 'Welcome To The Black Parade' just that they changed the size and name. So stop asking for it. Try Friday or the weekend for the download. Hot Topic are having listening parties at 7 P.M at all their stores. Go and check it out there, plus, im sure one of them will get a copy and leak it online. So you'll most likelly be able for the download this weekend. That or be patient and wait, jeez, he album comes out Monday/ Tuesday (Monday for those that pre-ordered it through their site an such).
-Steven
2006-10-18, 15:11:43
anonymous from Romania  
please does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar .. it's encrypted :(
2006-10-19, 00:09:15
anonymous from United States  
need password for age of empires 3 war chiefs downloaded from isohunt.....rzr-ao3wc..
2006-10-19, 03:36:46
anonymous from Italy  
I need the password for DEFTONES saturday night wrist!! PLEASE!!
2006-10-19, 07:21:59
Bubutu from Romania  
Hello! i download game need for speed carbon eng reloaded from torrentz.com..and i need password to open file rld-nfsc..and i have one problem..! E:\NEED FOR SPEED CARBON\unl-nfsc\unl-nfsc.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?)
Please Help Me!!!...
2006-10-19, 09:45:33
anonymous from Spain  
thanks 1mmortal i didn't realise it was out so soon I guess we'll just start asking for plus44 now instead
2006-10-19, 11:15:33
bubutu from Romania  
please help. does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar or for unl-nfsc.rar CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?)
2006-10-19, 12:33:21
anonymous from Italy  
My Chemical Romance!!!
2006-10-19, 14:13:12
anonymous from United States  
i have no password for MCR but the album is streaming in its entirety on www.theblackparade.com

the album is fucking fantastic.
2006-10-19, 14:33:45
bubutu from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar or for unl-nfsc.rar CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help! :)
2006-10-19, 14:36:34
anonymous from Australia  
anybody know the password for grudge 2
2006-10-19, 15:07:52
anonymous from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar or for unl-nfsc.rar CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help! :)
2006-10-19, 15:08:04
anonymous from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help!
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