How to Remove WinRAR Password in 2019 - 5 Ways

author_icon Adams Johnson time_icon Last updated: Dec 10, 2019 07:45 pm tips_icon RAR

My Dad had placed our Family Photos into a password protected RAR file and had uploaded them to an online backup source. The drive which was storing them has failed and i have downloaded the photos again from the source but my fathers forgotten the password he used for the RAR container and I'm stuck in abit of a dilemma. Can anyone recommend a method to remove password for my RAR archive? Price doesn't matter as long as it can get these photos back!

To remove password from RAR archive, you can use  Passper for RAR software, Notepad, CMD, online service or WinRAR.

Passper for RAR is the most effective and safest way to get rid of the password with highest recovery rate whether you know the password or not.

Notepad does let you remove Winrar password for free even though you don't know the password, but the process is complicated, and the recovery rate is very low.

CMD is a free method that you can use to crack RAR/WinRAR password. However, this solutions only works for numeric values.

Online service is another free way to remove password from RAR, but this method has certain data security risks.

WinRAR lets you delete RAR archive password for free, but this way only works when you remember exactly what the password might be.

Before we begin the detailed description of each solution, we hope that you can have a good understanding of the main features of them.

Passper for RAR Notepad CMD Online ServiceWinRAR
Can Password Be RecoveredYesPossiblyPossiblyPossibly/
Password Required Or NotNoNoNoNoPassword required
Recovery SpeedFastestSlowSlowSlow/
Data LossNo data lossPossiblyPossiblyPossiblyNo data loss
Data LeakageNo data leakageNo data leakageNo data leakagePossibly data leakageNo data leakage
File Size LimitNo limitNo limitNo limitLarge file not supportedNo limit

Now simply jump to the solutions you prefer:

Part 1: Remove RAR/WinRAR Password with Passper for RAR

The most recommended method when you don't remember the password at all is using a third-party software to help you remove the password from your RAR file. Passper for RAR is the fastest and most effetive one according to our tests. It lets you easily remove the password from RAR/WinRAR files even though you know nothing about the password. With the intuitive interface, you can find back your passwors in only 2 steps. Below are more unique features of this powerful Winrar password remover tool.

Unique Features of Passper for RAR

  • Highest recovery rate in the industry: Smart cracking strategies and algorithm ensure the highest recovery rate.

  • Fastest recovery speed: Adopted the GPU & CPU acceleration, Passper for RAR is the fastest RAR password recovery tool in the market.

  • 4 powerful attack modes: Passer for RAR provides 4 attack modes which will greatly reduce the candidate passwords and then shorten the recovery time.

  • No data loss or data leakage: Passper values your data security, therefore, the whole process can be done on your own even without internet connection, thus, you files will not be leaked out during/after password recovery.

  • 100% trustworthy: Passper is the sub-brand of iMyFone, which is widely recognize by

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The following is how you go about obtaining the app and using it to make your RAR files password-free.

To get started, head over to the Passper for RAR website and download and install the app on your computer.

Free Download for Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer. Click on Add icon to add your password protected RAR/WinRAR file to the app. Then, select an attack from the list of attacks shown on your screen and click on the Recover button.


Step 2: The software will run the attack and take its time to crack the password for your RAR file. It will only take several minutes. When the software has found the password, it will display it on your screen as shown below.

recovered successfully

After that, you can click on Copy to copy the password to open the archive. Then, extract files out of it and you create a new password-free archive.

That is how to remove RAR/WinRAR password with a password recovery tool, below is the video guide, just check it out!

Part 2: Remove WinRAR Password without Any Software

If you do not want to use a third-party tool, there are still some effective solutions without taking use of any software.

2.1 Remove WinRAR Password with Notepad

Many of us might not know that Notepad helps with removing passwords from RAR files. But in some cases, this way really works although it will show unreadable text. 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. But success rate of this methods is less than 10%. That is to say, it doesn't work in most cases.

2.2 Remove WinRAR Password with CMD

Using CMD to remove WinRAR password will be a little difficult if you are a computer novice. You need to create a batch script which can open Command Prompt.

Follow the simple steps below to create and run a .bat extension file on your computer.

Step 1: At first, open Notepad from your system.

Step 2: As the Notepad opens enter the code for batch script, you can easily get one from the internet.

create batch script file

Step 3: Now, save the Notepad file as "Cracker.bat". Ensure that the file extension get saved as .bat file

cracker bat

Step 4: Once you are done, locate the file from your system and open it. It will open the command prompt window.

Step 5: As the command prompt screen asks for the file name enter the one you need to unlock. Make sure you enter the extension alongside.

Step 6: Now, you will get a prompt asking you about the location of the file. Put the file location and hit the Enter button

Step 7: Command prompt will take some time to crack the password, depending on its length and complexity.

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2.3 Remove WinRAR Password Online

If you prefer to remove WinRAR password without software, you can also take advantage of online service like LostMyPass to help you achieve it. Let's take a look at how it works:

First of all, you have to check the checkbox to accept the Terms and Conditions.

Step 1. In this page, click on the Orange button or simply drag your file to the specified area to import the target RAR file.

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Step 2. When the file imported, this tool will automatically start to recover the password. The recovery time depends on the length and complexity of your password. Once the password is recovered, it will display the password on the screen.

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It seems pretty easy to use. But the password can hardly be recovered, you will be guided to upgrade to the paid version with $29. Worse still, there are several safety issues along with these online tools. When you upload your file online to their servers, this will greatly increase the risk of being leaked out and hacked.  So we do not recommend you to try any online tools for data security.

Part 3: Remove WinRAR Password with Known 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 without using any software.

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.

extract to

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.

enter winrar password

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 manually with WinRAR. But this way only works when you remenber the password clearly. Obviously, if you don't know what the password is, then this way doesn't work for you.


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: Dec 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.