How to password archive?

Ekaterina Ermolaeva
Ekaterina Ermolaeva
October 20, 2014
How to password archive?

Password-protected data on a computer is a good way to hide it from unnecessary eyes. The Winrar program is an archiver that allows you to put a strong password on your personal files. With its help, you can password-protect a large amount of information, as it compresses files in the archiving process. This creates a rar archive. How to password archive rar?

  1. First download the Winrar program on your computer.
  2. Select the files you want to password.
  3. Transfer them to a separate folder.
  4. Right-click on this folder and select "add to archive".
  5. The archive settings window will open. Here click on the "set password" button.
  6. Enter the created password twice and note the checkboxes, then click OK.
    • The checkbox "show password when typing" means that when you type it, the characters will be visible on the screen and others will be able to see the password. Without a tick, the characters will be displayed on the screen as black circles.
    • The checkbox "encrypt file names" will not allow others not only to unpack files, but also to view the contents of the archive.

Done! Your archive is securely password protected.

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