Opening .rar Files With Password In Ubuntu.

If you are looking for how to JOIN .rar files in Ubuntu and it asks for a password that does not exist, visit this post for the instruction of how to do so.

I have to post this because there are so many searches looking for how to open Rar files with password protection. I cannot find a way to create .rar files with password but opening was not a problem at all.

  1. First, make sure you have installed the unrar package. If not, visit this post for instructions.
  2. Open the .rar file by double clicking on the file.
  3. To open a protected file within the archive, double click it. A password dialog will pop-up.
  4. Enter your password and hit enter. Choose your desire location and hit enter. You are done.

I am not sure why so many have problems with this. Again, I might be ignorance and I’m just not addressing the right problem here. If not, please let me know what the real deal is.

I would also like to check out how to join split .rar files. I will post something soon.

8 Responses

  1. […] Opening .rar Files With Password In Ubuntu. […]

  2. The problem with ubuntu and password files is not for real passwords on files, but to multiple file archives. for some odd reasons, 2 out of 3 .rar .r00 .r01, … will show the files in the archive but will ask for a password to extract them.

    Which is weird since the archive is not password protected and opens fine in windows.

    On my side, I still have this problem.

  3. Thank you Francis, I will check out this problem and see if I can find a solution for it.

  4. As for me, multiple archives without password required password on opening when they (or one of them) are corrupted (in Windows Winrar states that).

  5. I think the only way to deal with this is to use Wine. I read that Wine will run Winrar and things will be fine. I posted the solution here.

  6. >_< the pass dialogue doesn’t appear in my fresh install of 8.10; it just fails.
    An error occurred while extracting files.
    Command exited abnormally.

  7. Ah, uninstalled p7zip stuff and it worked. That took all of minute to figure out.
    I feel smart >_<

  8. I found an article relevant to this

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