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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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2009-07-02, 15:04:12
anonymous from Ireland  
i need the password for harry potter and the half blood prince, please email me on tearingyouasunder@hotmail.com, please!
2009-07-02, 17:32:35
anonymous from New Zealand  
hi i need a transformer password plz if any 1 has it
2009-07-02, 23:51:27
anonymous from India  
need a password for hp-thbp-devise,(harry potter and half blood prince),the password link goes to spynova.com
2009-07-03, 10:16:45
[hidden]  
i need password for harry poter movie 'harrypotterthbp-dev'.please send to my mail..
2009-07-04, 05:04:26
anonymous from Malaysia  
i need a password of a rapidshare rar file for bound and gagged lesbians
2009-07-06, 05:19:38
orik@centrum.cz from Czech Republic  
Please, try to find password for 'harrypotterthbp-dev' whitch is including in 'Harry.Potter.&.the.half.blood.prince.DvD.Scr-DEViSE'. Send it on my mail pls, tnx
2009-07-06, 10:34:07
anonymous from India  
can anybody know encrypted password for .rar file of type KI-DUS
2009-07-06, 10:55:32
anonymous from Italy  
thanks you are grate
2009-07-06, 19:53:20
anonymous from United States  
Looking for password for Half Blood PRince Rip from DL freaks
2009-07-07, 08:22:45
anonymous from United Kingdom  
id dnt wurk
2009-07-08, 13:30:48
anonymous  
Please if anyone know the HP HBP password for either spynova or Dl Freaks sites POST IT HERE! I't impossible to find them anywhere and I really wanna know if these torrrents are functioning!
2009-07-08, 15:29:54
anonymous from Brazil  
Urge to half blood prince's password by BaLD, please e-mail me, gabriel_182_@hotmail.com

Thnx.
2009-07-11, 22:32:01
anonymous from India  
has anyone got password for Transformers.2.Revenge.Of.The.Fallen.DVDScr.XviD-BaLD -spynova...pls I desperately need it....!!! e mail me at aditya19892002@yahoo.com
2009-07-12, 03:15:11
Anonymous from United States  
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got tombi.7z from megaupload. the file is encrypted. need a pass.
2009-07-12, 16:48:39
anonymous from India  
harry potter and the half blood prince dvdscr xvid-BaLD rar password. link to spynova.com

email to catchsamhere@yahoo.com
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