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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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2009-06-12, 12:05:04
anonymous from United States  
did anyone ever find that password from hangover.avi from dlfreak.com
2009-06-16, 09:26:08
anonymous from Norway  
www.dlfreak.com hav kan i get cod for trans formers 2 i hav treid evry ting det is in win rare asks for det cod evry tsim
2009-06-16, 22:14:27
anonymous from United States  
try this for hangover sizzleapps.it.cx
2009-06-18, 22:41:11
anonymous from Brazil  
www.soundengineerncsra.com for the all_digidesign protools tgats the password !!!!
2009-06-21, 13:02:44
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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'try this for hangover sizzleapps.it.cx'
Thank you so much! worked for me! thanks
2009-06-21, 16:04:23
anonymous from India  
transrotf-bald
2009-06-23, 15:20:56   (updated: 2009-06-23, 15:25:04)
haq from Belgium  
'try this for hangover sizzleapps.it.cx'
not ...
2009-06-23, 22:10:32
silverfang_05@yahoo.com from Philippines  

Enter password for the encrypted file:
BigFish Games - Mystery Case Files Madame Fate With Strategy Guide Requested.rar
I can't find the password please help here
2009-06-24, 12:19:41
anonymous from United States  
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dose anyone no the password for transformer 2 from dlfreak
2009-06-25, 05:49:51
anonymous from Sweden  
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anyone who can help me with password to the torrentfile
Public.Enemies.DVDScr-XviD-PUKKA
2009-06-26, 05:41:19
alexmwhitaker@bigpond.com from Australia  
i need the code for plants vs zombies i found where to get the code but i cant dl the file id like to know the password and ill be notified of new comments the thing says

You need a password to access plants vs zombies its at link, in text file password is in simple text file at http://sharecash.or..p?id=42360 sorry for the inconvenience
its a great game
i cant seem to get the file :P could someone get it and tell me (you might want a fake/secondary e-mail adress for it)
2009-06-26, 19:37:38
anonymous from Philippines  
need password for this one!

http://fenopy.com/t..E2NTI1NA#

i'm so desperate :( eternally grateful if you can crack it guys..
2009-06-26, 21:05:00
anonymous from Malaysia  
password for harry potter n half blood prince..
2009-06-26, 21:15:21
anonymous from Malaysia  
password for harry potter n the half blood prince, spynova...
email me, protescity@yahoo.com
2009-06-29, 16:48:21
anonymous from Canada  

The Hangover DvDScr 2009 - STD.torrent password?
The previous mentioned password does not work. Says to go to dlfreak for the password.
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