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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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2008-08-20, 15:55:13
anonymous from India  
need password for Kuby_-_Immunology.rar
2008-08-28, 03:45:17   (updated: 2008-08-28, 03:50:07)
anonymous from Fiji  
i downloaded a file from the long list at katz.cd

it is a game Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 but there is no password. it took me ages to download the file

the links are given here:

http://bitroad.net/...rar.html
http://bitroad.net/...rar.html
http://bitroad.net/...rar.html
http://bitroad.net/...rar.html

Can any one help!!!

you can email me at:

s040168@fsm.ac.fj
2008-09-07, 02:19:01
anonymous from New Zealand  
Hi, I need a password for Kung Fu Panada...can anyone help?
2008-09-08, 09:37:05
anonymous  
i have downloaded rocknrolla the new movie and it came in a number of rar files i extracted the first load then i needed to extract one more file but there is a password needed.

the file is

rolla-bestdivx

anyone help me to find the password?
2008-09-12, 09:30:38
anonymous from Singapore  
i need gh3fixed.exe password pls.
2008-09-13, 02:53:36
anonymous from Finland  
Hello! Could someone really kind person give me password for file: Core Rhythms With Julia Gorchakova And Jaana.rar .Thanx very much! -Kelly-
2008-09-17, 03:49:41
anonymous from Egypt  



Keywords:
2008-09-17, 03:50:35
anonymous from Cairo, Egypt  



Keywords:
2008-09-20, 12:57:47
KSoft from Turkey  
For Goldesel Files, if the name does not contain password in the form
filename-[password].rar as a part of filename. Try Goldesel URLS without HTTP// prefix. I had the Eurythmics Ultimate collection (Eurythmics-Ultimate_Collection-(Advance)-2005-RNS.rar) and it ended up with a password www.goldesel.6x.to. I hope this helps.
2008-09-26, 04:06:13
Nishad from India  
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pls tell me the password for Hancock 2008 DVD R5 LiNE XviD-OEM to my mail id nishad.gaffoor@jrg.co.in

pls do the needful.

regards
nishad.
2008-09-27, 14:47:04
[hidden] from France  
I need a password for 'The Flock.rar' please.
2008-10-06, 00:33:15
anonymous from India  
I downladed the movie SAW 5, but when i tried to encrypt the files it is asking for the password.it wanted me to fill the form ..i did the same still not password for that......can anyone plz help...????
2008-10-14, 21:36:01
[hidden] from United States  
what is the password for hancock? I downloaded it from EasyNews
2008-10-14, 21:37:05
[hidden] from United States  
what is the password for hancock? I downloaded it from EasyNews
2008-10-18, 04:57:39
anonymous from Turkey  
anyone know
Prison.Break.S02E21.DVDRip.XviD-WAT password. I download it from rapidsharedata.com but there is no password.??
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