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How to Break WinRAR Package Password in Ubuntu (Easy Way)

20081217-padlockI’m gonna share to you some cool and easy way to break your Winrar Password Package in Ubuntu. You can use this method in case you forget your Winrar Password or kind like that. Ok, let’s get started.

First, you must know that software that will perform the RAR Package Crack, the software name is “RarCrack”. And this is the method to download and install RARCRACK. You can download the latest version (0.2) from this website .

Or simply follow this simple tutorial to perform the installation.

First, download the rarcrack 0.2 by pasting this following code:

wget http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/rarcrack/rarcrack-0.2/%5BUnnamed%20release%5D/rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2

Extract the RarCrack

tar xvjf rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2

Get into the RarCrack Folder

cd rarcrack-0.2

install some needed dependencies by typing this following code:

sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

Install the RarCrack

make ; sudo make install

Alright! That’s the end of RarCrack Installation. Ok, that’s not entirely true, there’s one of the most important part that you forget, the cracking part ;) . To crack or break the RAR Package Password, type in terminal:

rarcrack /home/UserName/example.rar

Just simply put your .rar directory and perhaps if it’s not working try to rename your rar file, it probably will help.

This software is also works for other Package (zip and 7z), just simply replace .rar into .zip or .7z in case you must break zip or 7z passwd.

Thanks to melayubuntu that providing this simple and nice tutorial… Cheers!


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26 thoughts on “How to Break WinRAR Package Password in Ubuntu (Easy Way)

  1. RAR Password unlocker

    after carrying out the steps it says
    probing 2 pwds/sec
    probing 5 pwds/sec
    and so on
    phew this continued for 7 hrs but didnt stop
    so i had to cancell the process

    Posted by karthik | September 28, 2009, 16:55
    • That means it’s working. But if you are only probing 2 pwds/sec, I wouldn’t expect to find the password anytime before Christmas. The program goes through ever possible permutation and it could take days to find the password.

      Posted by Dan | July 23, 2012, 01:33
  2. thank you

    Posted by mit | September 29, 2009, 15:37
  3. Thnk u Brother !! 😀

    Posted by Amine el alaoui | March 5, 2011, 00:41
  4. This didn’t work.

    Posted by وقــــاص | May 7, 2011, 09:03
  5. Thanks for the well documented walkthru but as posted by others it cant handle split rar files : Segmentation fault.. ciao

    Posted by Darkshadow | August 5, 2011, 11:41
  6. ERROR: The specified file (emy.raR) is not exists or
    you don’t have a right permissions!
    help 🙂

    Posted by Mohab | September 6, 2011, 09:37
  7. I do the first step and this is what I get

    –2011-10-15 17:38:03– http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/rarcrack/rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2
    Resolving superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net…
    Connecting to superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    2011-10-15 17:38:03 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    any help?

    Posted by Robert | October 16, 2011, 00:39
  8. if my computer must be shutdown or restarted will rarcrack start again and if so where it left off or will it start at the begining?

    Posted by carlton brumbelow | February 12, 2012, 01:35
  9. Thanks for this, You saved me about 20 minutes of coding..

    By the way, if any of u got “Segmentation fault”, just use “–type rar” or whatevs your type is.


    Posted by amfg | February 12, 2012, 18:24
  10. ERROR: The specified file (emy.raR) is not exists or
    you don’t have a right permissions!

    i gave premisson for exe

    Posted by poo | March 17, 2012, 20:40
  11. INFO: detected file type:
    ERROR: Couldn’t detect archive type

    plz help

    Posted by Akash | June 29, 2012, 10:44
  12. please help me!

    i get this error

    sl4y3r-linux@SL4Y3R-Linux:~$ rarcrack /home/sl4y3r-linux/Downloads/LOL.rar
    RarCrack! 0.2 by David Zoltan Kedves (kedazo@gmail.com)

    Segmentation fault

    what must i do?

    Posted by jaco | July 15, 2012, 00:37
  13. it is saying segmentation fualt.. nothing happening

    Posted by Ravi | August 1, 2012, 15:06
  14. I have tried this and what I get is
    permission denied.
    Help please……

    Posted by Parviz Eyvazov | August 8, 2012, 01:58
  15. permission denied.

    Posted by Cheyenne | September 2, 2012, 15:38
  16. I tried this and I get what Mohab up there got ERROR: The specified file (example.rar) is not exists or
    you don’t have a right permissions!

    My file most definitely exists so if this program Rarcrack is not able to override these permissions…wtf is the point? excuse for being frustrated but I thought this was a sure a thing. Do we have to have root access or something?

    Posted by Rorschach (@Rorschach55) | January 25, 2013, 02:58


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