.AXR File Extension

Advanced Archive Password Recovery Project

Developer Elcomsoft
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What is an AXR file?

An AXR file is a project file created by Elcomsoft Advanced Archive Password Recovery (AAPR). It contains a plain text record of a user's AAPR settings. In some cases, AXR files also contain a record of an in-process password recovery attempt, which can be used to resume that attempt.

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Screenshot of a .axr file in Elcomsoft Advanced Archive Password Recovery
AXR file open in Elcomsoft Advanced Archive Password Recovery

AAPR is a utility that allows users to recover the passwords of password-protected .ZIP, .7Z, .RAR, .ARJ, .ACE, and .EXE archives. For example, if a user creates a password-protected ZIP file, and they later forget that file's password, they can use AAPR to retrieve the file's password from the file itself.

Optionally, a user can save their current AAPR project as an AXR file. Each AXR file contains:

  • A reference to the archive from which a user is trying to recover a password
  • The settings the user has specified in AAPR (such as the project's attack type and attack type-specific settings)

By default, AAPR also automatically creates an AXR file during the password recovery process. This file is stored in AAPR's installation directory, and it contains a record of the project's current progress (updated every five minutes). If a user is forced to cancel an in-progress password recovery process, they can use this auto-saved AXR file to resume the process from its last saved state. (To edit AAPR's auto-save settings, select the program's Auto-save tab.)

How to open an AXR file

You can open an AXR file with Elcomsoft Advanced Archive Password Recovery (Windows). To do so, click the program's Open button, and then navigate to and open your AXR file.

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