How to Remove WinRAR Password in 2019 [New Guide]

author_icon Adams Johnson time_icon Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 04:55 pm tips_icon RAR

If you often download large files from the Internet, you have likely noticed that the files come in small parts often in the RAR format. Many of the websites use passwords to protect these RAR files so unauthorized users cannot access them. If you have got a RAR file and you would like to extract the contents of without the password, the following guide should teach you how to remove rar password using a few easy methods using multiple methods on your computer, let's check them out.

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Part 1: How to Remove Winrar Password When You Know Password?

This section is for those of you who already know the password of the RAR file you want to extract. Since you already have the password with yourself, all you need to do is input it on a certain screen on your computer and you should be able to access all the contents residing in the file.

The task can be accomplished using the WinRAR app itself as it does let you extract password protected RAR archives. The following is how you go about uncompressing a password protected RAR file on your computer.

Step 1: If you do not already have it, download and install the WinRAR app on your computer. Launch the app when it is installed on your machine.

Step 2: Open the password protected RAR file in the WinRAR app on your computer. When the file opens, click on the button that says Extract To to start extracting the archive.

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Step 3: Enter in the password for the RAR file that you know and click on the button that says OK. It will then check if the entered password is correct.

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Step 4: Once it confirms that the password is incorrect, it will start to extract files from the RAR archive. You can then right-click on the extracted files and choose Add to archive to create a completely new and unprotected RAR archive for your files.

That is how to remove rar password fast without using a third-party application.

Part 2: How to Remove Winrar Password When You Forgot Password?

It is easy to extract a RAR archive when you know the password as the WinRAR app itself lets you do perform the extraction process. The issue arises when you have forgotten the password of the RAR file that you want to extract. Without a correct password, the WinRAR app will not let you view the content of the archive. In this case, your best bet is to use a third-party application to help you remove the password from your RAR file.

Fortunately, there is an app called Passper for RAR that lets you easily remove the password from your RAR files with multiple methods. It contains three different attacks that you can perform to get rid of the password from your archives. The following is how you go about obtaining the app and using it to make your RAR files password-free.

Step 1: Head over to the Passper for RAR website and download and install the app on your computer.

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Step 2: Launch the app on your computer. Click on Add icon to add your password protected RAR file to the app. Then, select an attack from the list of attacks shown on your screen and click on the Recover button.


Step 3: The software will run the attack and take its time to crack the password for your RAR file. Be patient while it does so. When the software has found the password, it will display it on your screen as shown below.

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Step 4: You may use the password with WinRAR to open the archive. Then, extract files out of it and you create a new password-free archive.

That is how to remove rar password with a password recovery tool.

Part 3: How to Remove RAR Password Using Notepad?

While Notepad is not supposed to open any RAR files as all it will display is garbage text, it helps with removing passwords from RAR files. The trick here is to open your RAR files with the Notepad app despite it showing unreadable text. Then find a string of text and make modifications to it to remove the password.

The following is the entire procedure to do the rar password remove process with Notepad on your computer.

Step 1: Locate the password protected RAR file on your computer. Right-click on the file, select Open with, click on Choose another app, and finally choose Notepad as the app.

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Step 2: When your file opens with the Notepad app, click on the Edit menu and select Replace.


Step 3: Replace Ûtà with 5^3tà' and ‘IžCO with IžCO. Save the file.

You may now open your RAR file with any extraction tool and you will find that it no longer prompts you to enter a password to access the file. The password has been successfully removed from your RAR file using Notepad.


If you have downloaded or have gotten a RAR file from your friend but it asks for a password, either you need to find out the password or you need to know the method to crack the password. The above guide shows methods to remove password for both the scenario. Whether you know the password or you don't, the above guide will help you remove the password from your RAR file.

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By Adams Johnson to RAR

Posted on May 17, 2019 ( Updated: Jun 10, 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.