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Author Topic: Clean known password from RAR/ZIP Archives  (Read 9287 times)

BuBBy

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Clean known password from RAR/ZIP Archives
« on: October 20, 2007, 12:26:41 AM »
Something I've been doing a bit of lately and thinking - "This is crazy".

I have hundreds of (small) password protected RAR files. I want to remove the password (or rebuild each archive as it currently is - minus the password).

There is no password cracking or anything needed - I already know the password and supply it as an input to the process.

Currently I have to open each archive - supply the password - extract the contents to a new folder - if successful I delete the original archive and recreate a new archive without the password (& optionally delete the extracted intermediate files?)

This would be useful if WinRAR could do this in one step, but it cannot (as far as I can tell).

A small gui allowing the selection of one or more RAR files (even ZIP?) and the supply of a password - walk away to make a cup of coffee, and return to a folder of "password free" archives (with the original filenames) would be a big time saver (especially when doing this over 200 rar files).

For extra points  :Thmbsup: - the reverse could be possible - password protect an existing archives contents (I'm sure someone would use it).

tinjaw

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Re: Clean known password from RAR/ZIP Archives
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 12:33:42 AM »
Check out mouser's Drag+Drop Robot. It should do the trick.

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Re: Clean known password from RAR/ZIP Archives
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 02:18:06 AM »
Of Course!  :-[ Don't know how I overlooked it, but it will do this job just fine. Thank You.

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Re: Clean known password from RAR/ZIP Archives
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007, 05:39:03 AM »
can you give some ideas of command switches i need to put..