Password Protected rAr files

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    I had some years ago created some RAR files which I protected by different passwords. I am now confused which file has which password. I do not even remeber some of them. Is there something which can help me out. I have tried this: this. But it's a shareware, and didn't help much. :(
     
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    I am not able to download it. It refreshes the page.
     
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    Didn't help much. :(
     
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    The password can be cracked only by brute force method.
    And brute force takes from few minutes to many years(depend on password length & ur CPU,RAM ).
    So if it is very important all the best....
     
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    brute force method will do the job but it wold take too much time for password more than 8-10 characters ---more than 24 hours (for longer passwords it is unpractical). if you remember some of characters of password it may reduce the time to crack password.
    I once recovered 5 character password within 15 minutes.
     
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    hmm What does Brute Force Method do?
    Does it try all the available options like Dictionary Attack?
     
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    it tries every possible combination of letters, digit and symbols
     
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    I tried some of the very common passwords, and luckily, most of my archieves were opened. :)

    BTW, thanks to all of you.
     
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