If you forget your password for compressed archive (rar, 7z, zip), this program is the solution.This program uses bruteforce algorithm to find correct password. You can specify wich characters will be used in password generations.
Warning: Please don’t use this program for any illegal things!
Preparing your system
First you need to install the following package
#apt-get install libxml2-dev build-essential
Now you need to download the latest version of rarcrack from here
Now you have rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2 file and you need to extract this file
#tar -xjf rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2
You must be root to run the following command
rarcrack your_encrypted_archive.ext [
--threads thread_num] [
After the cracking started RarCrack will print the current status of cracking and save it’s to a status file. If you want more specific password character set, you need to run RarCrack to create the XML status file (3 sec).