How To Unlock RAR Password (2 Methods)

Author: Ezriah Zippernowsky
Published inhow-to-guides July 06 2023

Hello, fellow primates! If you’re going bananas over a locked RAR file, don’t worry. Your friendly neighborhood monkey is here to help you peel back the layers of this digital fruit. In this guide, we’ll swing through the jungle of archive software and unlock the secrets of RAR passwords. So, grab your bananas and let’s get started!

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How To Unlock RAR Password with John The Ripper

John the Ripper, often fondly referred to as JtR, is a powerful and flexible password cracking tool that’s a favorite among many in the cybersecurity jungle. It’s a bit more advanced than the other tools we’re featuring, but don’t worry, we’ll guide you through it. Let’s get cracking!

  1. Download the tool: Start by downloading John the Ripper. GO to the appropriate page and download the package:

  2. Install the tool: After downloading, install the tool on your computer. Just double click on the package to extract it into your Downloads folder. How To Use John the Ripper: Step 2

  3. Open the terminal: Once installed, open your terminal. This is where you’ll be running John the Ripper. It might seem a bit intimidating at first, but with a bit of monkey determination, you can do it!

  4. Navigate to JtR: Use the ‘cd’ command to navigate to the directory where you extracted John The Ripper, specifically the “run” subfolder. For example, if your extracted it into your Downloads folder, you would type: cd Downloads/john-18.0.9-jumbo-macosx_sse4/run How To Use John the Ripper: Step 4

  5. Copy encrypted RAR file to JtR: Copy or move the encrypted RAR file into the same run directory. You can do this with Finder or File Manager. How To Use John the Ripper: Step 5

  6. Create a password hash file: Before you can start cracking, you need to create a password hash file. You can do this by typing: ./rar2john yourfile.rar > hashfile (Replace ‘yourfile.rar’ with the name of your RAR file) How To Use John the Ripper: Step 6

  7. Start the cracking process: Now, you’re ready to start cracking. To start the process, type: ./john hashfile John the Ripper will start trying different passwords. How To Use John the Ripper: Step 7

  8. Get your password: Once the process is complete, you can see the cracked password by typing: ./john --show hashfile
    If everything went well, you should see your password. Now, that’s what I call a cracked nut!
    How To Use John the Ripper: Step 8 Remember, John the Ripper is a powerful tool, but with great power comes great responsibility. Make sure to only use it for legal and ethical purposes. After all, we’re civilized monkeys!

How To Unlock RAR Password Using Online Services

Sometimes, you might find yourself in a situation where you don’t want to or can’t install additional software on your computer. Maybe you’re using a public computer, or maybe you’re just a minimalist monkey who likes to keep things simple.

Whatever the case, you’ll be happy to know that there are online services that can help you recover your ZIP file password. One such service is LostMyPass.

It’s a reliable and user-friendly online service that can help you recover your password without the need to download or install anything. So, let’s swing over to their website and see how it works!

  1. Navigate to online password remover: Navigate to LostMyPass. How To Remove Password From ZIP Using Online Services: Step 1
  2. Upload : Upload your password protected ZIP file and wait for the result. It’s like throwing your banana into the monkey crowd and waiting to see who catches it! How To Remove Password From ZIP Using Online Services: Step 2
  3. Processing completed : Once processing is completed, you’ll get the verdict. Hopefully it’s a successful extraction. It’s like finding out you’ve picked the ripest banana in the bunch!
    How To Remove Password From ZIP Using Online Services: Step 3 Thats all there is to it. They offer a free tier and lot of passwords are extracted at this stage. However, for more complicated recovery operations you’ll need to pay a fee. But sometimes it’s worth paying a few mango seeds for peeled bananas!

How To Get Expert Help Removing Password From RAR

When the vines of tech troubles seem a little too tangled, there’s always a way out! Enter the wonderland of Fiverr, a place filled with digital maestros ready to turn your tech tangles into a walk in the park.

  1. Navigate to fiverr: Navigate to Fiverr and search for a suitable expert. Or use one from below!


1. Why do people password-protect RAR files?

Just like monkeys hide their precious bananas from sneaky critters, people password-protect RAR files to keep their data safe from unauthorized peepers. It ensures that only those with the secret code can access the digital treasures inside.

2. Is it ethical to unlock someone else’s RAR password?

Sneaking into another monkey’s banana stash without permission? Not cool. It’s essential to respect digital privacy. Only attempt to unlock RAR passwords for files you own or have permission to access.

3. How secure are RAR passwords?

RAR passwords can be as tough as a coconut shell. The security largely depends on the complexity of the password. Longer passwords with a mix of characters are harder to crack. So when creating one, think of the toughest banana combination you can muster!

4. Can I re-add a password after removing it from a RAR file?

Absolutely! Once you’ve unlocked a RAR file, you can re-compress the contents and set a new password if you wish. It’s like changing the hiding spot for your favorite banana after someone found it.

5. Are there any risks associated with unlocking RAR passwords?

Using third-party tools to unlock RAR passwords might come with risks. Always ensure you’re using reputable software and be wary of any tool asking for personal or sensitive information. Just as a monkey wouldn’t share its banana stash location with everyone, be cautious about what you share online.

6. Why can’t I unlock my RAR file even with the correct password?

Sometimes, even with the right banana key, the treasure chest remains locked. The file could be corrupted, or there might be an issue with the software you’re using. Always double-check the password and maybe try a different tool.