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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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2008-07-10, 21:40:11
anonymous from Egypt  
I Need the password of http://www.btmon.co..um.torrent I want it so bad
2008-07-10, 21:46:53
anonymous from Egypt  
We Help Each Other
I Need A Torrent Web site to download (the year of gentlemen Ne-Yo)
2008-07-10, 21:51:44
anonymous from Egypt  
I Had another thing to tell
I downloaded a movie from a torrent site
then I played it shows me another film it say u had to download the decoder
i downloaded the decoder and i decoded the movie
I found another content saying the file is unlocked with an ads of some product all the time of movie
wt can i do after that?
I have downloaded 5 times and still the same
2008-07-11, 22:47:02
anonymous  
I need a password for this spynova rar file The.Dark.Knight[eng]Workprint.XviD-mVs. can anyone help with this?
2008-07-20, 13:01:07
anonymous from Canada  
i need the password for tony hawk project 8 the one up there didnt work
2008-07-21, 10:53:59
anonymous  
Swat_Kats_21b_-_Volcanus_Erupts plz provide password for this over here or to my id ila.the.great@gmail.com
2008-07-22, 09:43:56
anonymous  
i need password for encrypted file STARSHIP TROOPERS.....please...thx...
2008-08-03, 15:21:07
anonymous from Poland  
2008-08-06, 10:59:12
anonymous from Australia  
Password for 'Etienne De Crecy - Tempovision.rar' is 'The Washer'
2008-08-06, 22:49:18   (updated: 2008-08-06, 22:50:58)
anonymous from India  
i want TEKKENTAGTOURNAMENT[1].part1.rar encrypted password
plez help me
2008-08-10, 14:23:47
[hidden]  
need passworh for the clone wars 2008 rar from spynova any1 help me ????? :}
2008-08-11, 14:54:50
anonymous  
i need password for fuckin dragon wars.What a f...HEEEELP
2008-08-15, 10:10:50
anonymous from United States  
i need a code for kungfu panda
2008-08-16, 15:23:45
anonymous from United Kingdom  
does any one know pass word for mirrors on bitlord down load....its a rar file
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