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Advanced Rar Password Recovery For Mac

Advanced RAR Password Recovery for Mac

RAR is a popular archive format that can compress and encrypt files with a password. However, if you forget or lose the password, you may not be able to access the files inside the RAR archive. In this article, we will introduce some methods to recover or unlock RAR passwords on Mac computers.

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Method 1. Unlock Password Protected RAR on Mac with CMD

One way to unlock RAR passwords on Mac is to use the command-line tool unrar, which is available for free from [RARLab]. You can install unrar using Homebrew, a package manager for Mac, by typing the following command in Terminal:

brew install unrar

Once you have installed unrar, you can use it to extract files from a password-protected RAR archive by typing the following command in Terminal:

unrar x -p[password] [archive]

Replace [password] with the password of the RAR archive, and [archive] with the path and name of the RAR file. For example:

unrar x -p1234 /Downloads/test.rar

This command will extract all the files from test.rar to the current directory, using the password 1234. If you don't know the password, you can try to guess it by using a word list or a dictionary file. For example:

for p in $(cat wordlist.txt); do unrar x -p$p /Downloads/test.rar; done

This command will loop through all the words in wordlist.txt and try to use them as passwords for test.rar. If a password is correct, the extraction will succeed and stop. If not, it will continue to try the next word. You can find word lists or dictionaries online, such as [here] or [here].

The advantage of this method is that it is free and easy to use. The disadvantage is that it may take a long time to crack a complex or long password, and it may not work for some RAR versions or features.

Method 2. Use cRARk to Unlock RAR Password on Mac

Another way to unlock RAR passwords on Mac is to use cRARk, a freeware command-line RAR password cracking utility available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is also designed to work with CUDA, so you may want to take advantage of that if you have a powerful GPU. You can download cRARk from [here].

To use cRARk, you need to extract it and run it from Terminal. You also need to provide a password definition file, which specifies the parameters of the password, such as length, character set, etc. You can use the default file crackme.def, which is included in the cRARk package, or create your own file according to the instructions [here].

Once you have prepared everything, you can run cRARk by typing the following command in Terminal:

./crark -pcrackme.def [archive]

Replace [archive] with the path and name of the RAR file. For example:

./crark -pcrackme.def /Downloads/test.rar

This command will start cracking the password of test.rar using the parameters defined in crackme.def. If cRARk finds the password, it will display it on the screen. If not, it will report that no password was found.

The advantage of this method is that it is fast and supports various RAR versions and features. The disadvantage is that it may require some technical knowledge and configuration to use it effectively.

Bonus Tip: Best RAR Password Unlocker for Windows

If you have access to a Windows computer, you may want to try Passper for RAR, a professional and reliable tool that can recover any RAR password in minutes. It supports four powerful attack modes: Dictionary Attack, Combination Attack, Mask Attack and Brute-force Attack. It also allows you to customize the settings of each mode, such as password length, character range, prefix, suffix, etc. It can recover passwords for all RAR versions, including the latest 5.x. It can also handle multi-volume and self-extracting archives. It has a user-friendly interface and a high success rate. You can download Passper for RAR from [here].

To use Passper for RAR, you need to install it and launch it on your Windows computer. Then, follow these simple steps:

  • Click on the "+" button to import the RAR file that you want to unlock.

  • Select an attack mode based on your situation and preferences.

  • Click on the "Recover" button to start the password recovery process.

  • Wait for a while until Passper for RAR finds and displays the password.

  • Copy the password and use it to open the RAR file.

The advantage of this method is that it is easy, fast and effective. The disadvantage is that it is not free and requires a Windows computer.


In this article, we have introduced two methods to unlock RAR passwords on Mac: using unrar with CMD, and using cRARk. We have also recommended a bonus tip for Windows users: using Passper for RAR. Depending on your situation and needs, you can choose the best method for you. We hope this article has been helpful for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.


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