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HELP with passworded rar archive

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
i probably should be posting in a hackers forum, but this is my usual place for problems, so here it is....

i've lost my diary.
here it goes:
i write in my diary every day, it's a .doc file and i've put it in a .rar archive and the file in the archive is password-protected.

i open it every night (from within the archive, without extracting) type the password in, update it in Word, save, it asks for password again to confirm the save, type the password in twice and it saves it.

been doing it like that for months.

then yesterday it wouldn't recognise the password anymore. i haven't changed it. i think the password part of the file got corrupt, so it doesn't recognise the original password anymore.

i've run scandisc on that partition (just in case it might correct the corruption problem), didn't help. downloaded about 3 different rar-password-crackers off the net, but they are shareware version which only support password cracking up to 3 characters in length (the original password was 7). can i get a crack/registration code for them?

any help from anyone? any ideas appreciated cos i've lost over 5 months of diary entries!

(yes, i'm backing up from now on, so don't go on at me about back-ups! :rolleyes: )
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