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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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2008-03-22, 05:24:17   (updated: 2008-03-22, 05:27:11)
anonymous  
hi i downloaded the file http://rapidshare.c..11016.rar
but i need a password to extract it, can someone please help me


Keywords:
2008-03-24, 22:16:50
anonymous from United States  
please anyone have the the password for never back down
2008-03-31, 13:02:59
anonymous  
any one can help me for this rar file password plz...
'ReallyUsefulEbooks.net_1556228708_Wordware.Modeling.UV.Mapping.and.Texturing.3D.Game.Weapons.Nov.2006.eBook-BBL.pdf '
2008-04-05, 03:50:01   (updated: 2008-04-05, 03:51:57)
anonymous from India  
I need password for the files

VTC.Red.Hat.Certified.Technician.2007.by.CFE.part1
VTC.Red.Hat.Certified.Technician.2007.by.CFE.part2
VTC.Red.Hat.Certified.Technician.2007.by.CFE.part3

I took it from rapid share...can anyone get the password for these encryted files....Thanks in advance

My mail id is vaettaiyan@gmail.com
2008-04-08, 13:11:09
Fiedor_1976@tlen.pl  
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Hello!
I need a passsword to Blank.and.Jones.ft..Elles.-.Flamming.June.(.by.balticstorm).rar

Thanks for yours help
2008-04-09, 22:39:53
anonymous from Sri Lanka  
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2008-04-11, 16:03:48
anonymous from Singapore  
i need the password for the file-Jumper [2008] DvDScR XviD-JJV.rar
it would be a great help!
2008-04-13, 04:12:55
anonymous from Malaysia  
password for Pamela_Anderson_and_Bret_Michaels.rar plz...Thanks
2008-04-16, 04:31:50
anonymous from Philippines  
password for corel draw 12 + serial rar encrypted files
cannot extract, i dont know the password.
2008-04-18, 10:12:04
anonymous from Germany  
passwort the boots - here are the boots ( germany 1966 r & b) by fedepep
2008-05-01, 08:32:08
khairul_wcy@yahoo.com.my  
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i need password for forbidden kingdom..
2008-05-03, 12:13:55
anonymous from India  
i need a paswword to install ghost recon
2008-05-04, 12:57:45
anonymous from Uruguay  
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2008-05-05, 15:44:20
anonymous  
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i am very helpfull from this
2008-05-11, 21:04:43
anonymous from Indonesia  
hi i downloaded the movie file from http://isohunt.com/torrents - The Forbidden Kingdom.2008.ENG.Cam.Xvid(FGP).avi but the file is encrypted, can someone please help me
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