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Question:

I downloaded an archive from the edonkey filesharing platform and was going to unpack it. It turns out that the archive is protected by a password (encrypted). How can I find the password?

Answer:

For RAR archives there is a shareware tool (http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/) that can try a brute force or a dictionary attack. The brute force attack for passwords of more than 5 characters takes pretty long already, the dictionary attack is more promising. The shareware version only searches passwords up to a length of 4 characters, I found.

If the file came from the ed2k platform (edonkey), then you may want to look for comments on the file. Unfortunately you cannot view comments once the file is completed, so you'll have to move the archive out of the shared folder, then search for the file again and start the download again. Wait a little, and you can - hopefully - view comments on it. Possibly one of the comments will indicate the password.

If there are no such comments, then take a good look at the file name. It is common that the file name contains a [..] part. The term in [] may just be the password.

Examples:

super_software_[secret9].rar
super_software_[pass_secret9].zip

The password would be 'secret9' here.


Update: As someone posted in the comments section, if you downloaded an encrypted file from the edonkey network that may have been released by the 'Goldesel' crew, then try this password: "www.goldesel.6x.to". For some reason the Goldesel people felt to advertise their web site that way.


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2006-04-30, 08:42:59
anonymous from Germany  
I've got exactly the same problem... that password just doesn't seem to work for Stadium Arcadium.
Pleaz help me I'm desperate!!!!
2006-04-30, 09:16:50
anonymous from Switzerland  
lala
2006-04-30, 09:17:32
anonymous from Switzerland  
rating
it's 'jupitermars' as someone already said before. but all files are in a very bad quality -.-

so i'll have another try to download a better version...
2006-05-01, 01:53:12
anonymous from Germany  
Welll that's absolute bullshit... it's been released in spain already... I know quite a few people who have it already...
2006-05-01, 07:51:39
anonymous from Netherlands  
prison break S01E20.HDTV.XviD-LOL[WWW.NEXBETA>COM].avi*

NEED PASSWORD!! anyone?
2006-05-01, 11:02:14
anonymous from Argentina  
I think that when one person say stupid to another is because
he is the real stupid : episode 19 the key was already on the net
2 weeks before its original date !!!! and the same was
for many others episodes , in the low part of video
was written property of fox for reviews purpose only.
If do not have the password do not say its a fake
because you are not shure 100 % and do not say stupid
to other people if you do not see any episode before
the original date....
2006-05-02, 09:30:39
anonymous from United States  
hey i need a password for eaon flux the game..and chaos legion and cold fear...please help...thanks..
2006-05-02, 09:47:19
the guy from Germany  
jupitermars funzt bei mir nich! hab ├╝ber torrent gezogen.
2006-05-02, 12:46:16
anonymous from Turkey  
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium CD2 192

Hey guys, the above named file is just a fake !
2006-05-02, 15:49:13
anonymous from Canada  
Hello Bro, please help me . Just need the password for! CRC failed in the encrypted file ice.age.2.nrg (wrong password ?)
Thank you.
2006-05-03, 06:19:29
anonymous from New Zealand  
thanks
2006-05-03, 13:39:56
anonymous from United States  
PASSWORD FOR PS2 ICE AGE DVD FULL NEED WINRAR PASSWORD TO OPEN IT
2006-05-03, 15:19:57
anonymous from Portugal  
i need the passwords for PS2-Shadow_The_Hedgehog_PAL Multi5 DVDRip [www.ps2rip.net].rar
2006-05-04, 12:49:04
anonymous from Norway  
The password for Ghost recon is www.torrent.to enjoy:-)
2006-05-04, 20:02:33
anonymous from United States  
i need pass for onimush 4 dawn of dreams from ps2rip
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