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RAR Passowrd

By 14794810 ·
I have an incredibly important document in a RAR file that is password protected. I wrote down the password and kept it in my wallet, but my wallet got stolen and as the document is more that 2years old I have NO clue what the password is...I have tried some free software, but to no avail...I am not sure how long the passowrd was, which characters were used...

Is there a program out there that can run through passowrds quicker than the free ones? I am going away for 3weeks and can leave the computer running for this entire time...

Thank you, it's really important to me...

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Who's a silly billy then ?? Also I'm rather confused ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to RAR Passowrd

Isn't it a bit of a contradiction in terms to have an incredibly important document that you haven't looked at for more than two years and that you're also prepared to wait a further 3 WEEKS for a password cracker to free it from it's slumbers?

Good try mate, but I ain't buying today.

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Thanx

by 14794810 In reply to Who's a silly billy then ...

Wow, nice...Thats what these forums are all about...Yes its important, but not urgent. Its something I hid away incase I need it in the future - turns out I will be needing it sometime next year.

You might think this sounds weird - it might even be - but its the truth...

I'll try and find some help with regards to software I can buy elsewhere...

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Maybe if you opened your wallet more frequently ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Thanx

It wouldn't have been more than two years since you last checked if the bit of paper with the password on it was still there! :^0

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Funny

by 14794810 In reply to Maybe if you opened your ...

Funny...I'm just using Elcomsoft's password recovery, but it will take weeks...

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So.... Your point is????

by cmiller5400 In reply to Funny

So what if it takes weeks. You won't find any help here breaking passwords. Sorry.

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TR members do not assist with password recovery.

by cmiller5400 In reply to RAR Passowrd

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