Password-protecting your archives and forgetting the password can be really troublesome, especially if you need the contents of the said archives. There are numerous online services that provide such functionality, but, more often than not, those come with various caveats. PassFab for RAR will provide you with a desktop solution for regaining access to your protected archives, through several means of decryption.
One of the first things that come to mind when initializing the app is that only single files can be inputted. Indeed, decryption can be difficult, but this can be avoided using sequential file processing. However, the lack of patch processing could bother some users.
As a side-note, the app will automatically detect and display if the archive which you have loaded is indeed password-protected, as well as provide some insight into the strength of that password.
The app proposes three attack methods: dictionary, brute force with massive attack or brute force, each with their different customization options. Having selected one preferred method, there really isn’t much to do thereafter than initializing the decryption process.
A useful graphical progress bar will notify users of the process progress, and the resulting, decrypted password will be displayed after completion.
If you’ve forgotten the password to your protected archives, or you need to decrypt such an archive, this application can provide a simple and efficient solution. Lacking batch processing capabilities, but offering minimalist handling and operation, it can be a good choice for novices or simply those who are “on-the-fly”, looking for a swift and straightforward password decrypting utility.