We all know details about RAR and ZIP file. In the sense to improve the security of these encrypted files, One can easily password protect them. So to know how to easily make a password protected ZIP or RAR file go through the entire post.
How To Easily Make a Password Protected ZIP file Using WINRAR
Before we move into the guide make sure you have already install WINRAR on your desktop. Winrar is a simple tool which helps us to compress data of any formats. With its high-end features, We can even protect, secure our compressed files too. So go ahead and download and install WINRAR from this safe link.
Once you have completed the installation, Then follow the below steps to know how to password protect rar or zip files. If you got stuck in any of the below steps, make sure to comment down in the comments section. We are sure to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Step1: Choose the desired folder which you want to password protect with compression format. Then right-click on the folder which you want to compress and choose “Add to archive…”
Note: The “Add to archive” option is only available on your desktop only when WINRAR software is installed on your computer.
Step2: Now you need to choose the archive format. Choose wither RAR or ZIP, This depends on your own choice. Then following the below image you can find an option “Set password..” click on it.
Step3: Now enter the password and again re-enter the same password for verification and click on OK. After this process click on OK again to compress the file.
That’s it. now you are all set. Once the file is compressed you can open the file and check the contents of the file. But the time while you extract the files you need to enter the password. So in order to get the contents of the compressed file, The password is needed. With no password, The files won’t be extracted.
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