How to Extract Encrypted RAR File with/without Password - iSunshare
If you have downloaded a RAR file from the internet or received it from a friend, you may wonder how to open it and extract its contents. RAR files are compressed archives that can contain multiple files and folders. They are often used to save space and bandwidth when transferring large files.
However, some RAR files are encrypted with a password to protect the data from unauthorized access. If you know the password, you can easily extract the encrypted RAR file with a compression software like WinRAR. But what if you don't know or forget the password Is there a way to extract encrypted RAR file without password
In this article, we will show you two situations and solutions to extract encrypted RAR file with or without password. Whether you have the password or not, you can follow the steps below to access your encrypted RAR file.
Situation 1: Extract Encrypted RAR File with Password
If you have the password for the encrypted RAR file, you can use WinRAR or any other compression software that supports RAR format to extract it. Here are the steps:
Right-click the encrypted RAR file and select Extract files. Or run WinRAR and navigate to the directory where the encrypted RAR file is saved. Select the RAR file and click Extract to.
In the Extraction path and options window, set the destination path under the General tab and click OK.
Type the password in the Enter password box for the encrypted RAR file. Click OK.
Then you can see the extracted folder in the location you choose as destination path.
You have successfully extracted encrypted RAR file with WinRAR or other software.
Situation 2: Extract Encrypted RAR File without Password
If you don't have the password for the encrypted RAR file, you need to recover it first before you can extract it. To do this, you can use a third-party tool like RAR Password Genius that can help you crack the password of any RAR file. Here are the steps:
Download and install RAR Password Genius on your computer.
Run it and import the encrypted RAR file into it with Open button.
In the Type of attack drop-down list, choose one from Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary or Smart. And make password recovery type settings for what you choose.
Click Start button to recover encrypted RAR file password.
Save encrypted RAR file password in a text.
Run WinRAR and open encrypted RAR archive in WinRAR by clicking File > Open archive.
Click Extract to in toolbar and a window pops up.
In the Extraction path and options window, under General option, select or create a location in Destination path to save archive file you prepare to extract.
Type the recovered password in the Enter password box for the encrypted RAR file. Click OK.
You have successfully extracted encrypted RAR file without password.
In this article, we have shown you how to extract encrypted RAR file with or without password using WinRAR and RAR Password Genius. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below. aa16f39245