How to Decrypt RAR Files

by Andrew Meer

RAR is a type of file format that has the capability of storing a number of files in a compressed state, therefore taking up less space on a storage device. RAR files can be encrypted by using the Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) to make them more secure. You can also use the Windows Encrypting File System to decrypt any encrypted RAR files.

Step 1

Right click the RAR file that you want to decrypt.

Step 2

Select the option labeled "Properties" on the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Click the "Advanced" button under the "General" tab.

Step 4

Uncheck the option labeled "Encrypt contents to secure data."

Click "OK" and then click "Apply" to decrypt the RAR file.


About the Author

As an ardent tech fan, Andrew Meer loves writing about the latest in computer hardware and software. Since 2006, he has worked as a level designer and programmer for various video game companies. Meer holds a Bachelor of Science in game and simulation programming from DeVry University, California.

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