How to Break WinRAR Password

author_icon Adams Johnson time_icon Last updated: Apr 26, 2019 03:15 pm tips_icon RAR

When it comes to handling different large files that are similar, you might consider placing them in a folder and then compress them to a RAR format. One application that enables you RAR files is WinRAR for Windows. Other than that WinRAR allows you to encrypt RAR files with a password. Encrypting RAR files sounds cool and secure until when you forget the RAR password. However, that should not scare you since they are different ways in which you break the RAR password. In this article, we will show three modes on how to break the WinRAR password effectively on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Part 1: 3 Methods to Break RAR Password

Method 1: Break RAR Password without Software using Notepad

Well, the first method that we are going to explain to you how to break the RAR password is by using Notepad. This option may come us a surprise because you may not expect Notepad to break the WinRAR password. Although it might sound technical, it will help. Besides you can consider a method if you find it technical but first let us get started.

Step 1. Go to Start menu and search for "Notepad" application and open it on your Windows computer.

Step 2. After that, you have to create a batch file and click on "File" and then select "Save AS" and then save the code with .bat extension.

select format

Step 3. Now, head to the saved .bat file and run it and you will see a command prompt on the screen.

command prompt

Step 4. On the command screen, enter the locked WinRAR file and its file path. Hit enter button and the password of your RAR file will be displayed on the command screen.

password displayed

Step 5. You can now use the password to break the WinRAR file on your computer.

Method 2: Break RAR Password with RAR Password Unlocker

Using the Notepad and command option, may not be everybody's cup of tea especially when they see the use of commands. The second preferred method to break the RAR password is by using Passper for RAR application. This software is a user-friendly tool that can easily and instantly break the RAR password and display it on the screen within a few minutes. Passper for RAR has three modes in which you can use to break WinRAR password depending on how you forgot the RAR password.

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How to Break RAR Password with RAR Password Unlocker

Step 1 First, go to Passper for RAR official website and install on your computer. Then on opening the application, a screen will appear notifying you that it is updating its library. Be patient until it is complete as it is necessary for the program to be functional.

Step 2 Next, click on the "Add" icon on the window that appears and uploads the RAR file that you want to break its password and then click on the "Start" button.


Step 3 A new window will appear with three RAR break recovery modes. Choose "Brute Force Attack" if you have no clue of the RAR password. If you can still remember some character and length of your password, kindly click on "Brute Force with Mask Attack" Also, you the "Dictionary attack" option that allows you to upload a list of possible RAR password that for the file.


Step 4Once you have selected the correct mode, click on "Recover" and Passper for RAR will begin to break your RAR file password.

Step 5 When Passper for RAR has found the RAR password for your file, it will notify you and display on the screen. Next, copy the password and use it break the WinRAR file on your computer.

recovered successfully

It is that easy.

Method 3: Break RAR Password without Software

In some cases, you may not want to install software on the computer may be due to limited space on your computer or may you hardly handle RAR files. Therefore, in such a situation you have to use RAR password unlocker online.

How to Break RAR Password without Software -Using RAR Password Unlocker Online

Step 1. Open your browser and visit the Password Decryption Online tool on your computer.

Step 2. Next, click on "Upload your Encrypted File" option and you will be able to browse your WinRAR file and upload it. The program will then upload it immediately.

Step 3. Once you have uploaded the WinRAR file, you can begin to unlock it. Once it is unlocked you can then download the file. You can also provide an email in which the file will be sent to later.

Part 2: How to Add A Password to RAR Archive

Now that we have been talking about how to break WinRAR password, but do you know how to add the password? Well, it super easy provided you have the WinRAR application on your computer.

Step 1. Open the WinRAR application on your computer and then click on "Add" on the main menu.


Step 2. Next, you will be able to browse folders that you want to Archive as RAR. Select the desired file and select the archive format as RAR.

Step 3. After that, navigate to the right side of the pop screen and click on the "Set Password" icon. You will be able to see an enter password screen. Enter the desired password and re-enter it for verification.

set password

Step 4. After that, mark on "Encrypt File Names" and then click "OK" button. By doing so, you will have added a password to your WinRAR file.


As you have seen in this article, there are different ways of breaking forgot RAR or RAR password on your computer. You can use Notepad method, use RAR cracker online or use Passper for RAR software. The best choice that is recommended is using Passper for RAR since it has no limitations and it is straightforward. Moreover, if you want to add a password to RAR or RAR files always use WinRAR application.

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By Adams Johnson to RAR

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 ( Updated: Apr 26, 2019 )

Passper editor since 2015, has over 20 years’ professional technology support experience. He has contributed nearly 100 articles to the site on topics that ranger from password unlocking for MS office/Windows, Windows tips to network security.