Sometimes,you have downloaded or created a lot of files.No doubt, you need to compress these files in order to save your space. Both the rar and zip are compression algorithms to compress your files so that their size decrease.
You may wonder what is the difference between rar and zip.Rar uses winrar, zip uses winzip and winrar,As my opinion Rar is better than zip as it compresses files upto 15% while zip compresses upto 8%. The following article is mainly tell about how to password protected rar file and how to decrypt password protected rar file if you have lost the password.
How to Password Protect RAR Files
Almost everyone knows how to compress rar folders and files.But do you know how to password protected rar files.For data security,or you do not want others to view the contents of your files,it is necessary to password protect the file.Open the compressed file by double clicking on it.From the File menu,choose “Advanced”,and click “Set password”
Now,you can enter your password.
Note:Create a strong password you can remember.There are many ways to create a long,complex password, Here is one way that may make remembering it easier:
1. Start with a sentence or two (about 10 words total). Think of something meaningful to you,long and complex password are saftest and keep you file secret.
2. Turn your sentences into a row of letters.You can use the first letter of each word.
3. Add length with numbers,punctuation or symbols.
How to remove the lost rar password
There is a chance to lost password if you haven’t used the rar files for a long time since you created a storng password.What should you do if you have lost your password?
Well,you can remove the password of compressed folder with RAR Password Recovery.This tools can help you to solve your problem right now.
RAR Password Recovery 5.0 is a powerful tool to recover lost(forgotten)passwords for a RAR/WinRar archives. Forgetting a password for an archive created long time ago is a common annoyance. RAR Password Recovery helps you to get your data back.
This software is easy to install and easy to use. Download such an application and install it on the computer. Open the application and select the file whose password you want to break and let the procedure complete.
This is a screen shot of the software,
1.Download and install a password cracker program. Many programs are available; see the Resources section for links.
2.Load the program. Click “Open.” Select the password-protected rar file that you want to unlock.
3.Select the method of attack you would like to use to unlock the rar file. The “brute force” method tries to unlock the rar file with random letter combinations; the “dictionary” method inputs words from a dictionary.
4.Click “Start” to begin. The program will notify you of the password if it’s successful.