The RAR file system is one of the most used when storing large programs. Thanks to its multi-volume system, it is really easy, for example, to share a multi-gigabyte program with colleagues and friends without making your life too complicated. That is why over the years, many of us have put the ZIP format aside to only use RAR.
Save space and time: how to compress large files in WinRAR
The flagship program for creating and opening RAR files is undoubtedly WinRAR. This is not only free but also versatile and easy to use.
In addition, WinRAR allows us to put passwords to our files so that no one who is not our trust has access to our files. But … what happens if we repent and want to remove the password to a WinRAR archive?
Although it is very easy to add a password to any RAR file that we create, it is not so easy to remove it. However, that does not mean that it is impossible. Under these lines we are going to teach you how to remove the password from a RAR file in a few minutes.
Step 1: Download WinRAR
To remove the password from a RAR file, first it is necessary to have WinRAR installed on our computer. You can download the program comfortably and safely under these lines.
Step 2: Open the RAR file
Once you have WinRAR installed on your computer, it’s time to get to work. First you need to open the RAR file you want to remove the password from.
To do this, just locate the compressed file thanks to Windows Explorer and double-click on it. After that WinRAR will run automatically with the RAR file open.
After opening the RAR file you will see all its contents displayed in the WinRAR explorer. The next step is to extract all the files inside and store them on your computer. To do this, you will need to know the password for the RAR archive.
Now just wait a few seconds for WinRAR to finish the file extraction process.
Step 4: Create a new RAR file without password
Locate the folder where you have extracted all the files from the RAR archive. Click on it with the right mouse button and select the option “Add to Archive” from WinRAR. This will automatically take you to the WinRAR environment with a simulation of a RAR archive with all the files that you have previously extracted.
Follow the steps that appear on the screen and select the location where you want this new RAR file to be saved. Make sure you don’t add a password this time. In this way you will be able to create a new WinRAR archive with the same content but this time without a password.
Is there no method to remove the password directly, without extracting the files?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to remove the password from a RAR file without first unzipping the files. Keep in mind that each file stored within a RAR file has been compressed independently and with a password, so it is not possible to remove it without decompressing it first.
I don’t know the password of the original RAR file, what can I do?
We recommend that if you do not have the password for the RAR file, you contact its owner and request the password. Although there are methods and programs to be able to enter RAR archives without knowing the passwords, they are not reliable and can put your computer at risk. Keep in mind that accessing any file that does not belong to you crosses the line of what is legal.