How to put a password on the archive?

Alexander Duz
Alexander Duz
January 24, 2013
How to put a password on the archive?

Using the WinRar archiver is a time-tested and millions of users way to protect personal information. The above program allows you to quickly and effortlessly set passwords for archives. And, both on Zip, and on Rar archives. WinRar uses special encryption algorithms, therefore, if you set a long password consisting of letters, numbers and punctuation marks, it will be very difficult to crack it, and in some cases impossible. So, how to put the password on the archive?

First you need to decide on the file that you want to "lock in". Have you decided? We click on it with the right mouse button, in the opened menu we select the item “Add to archive”. After a few moments, you will see a window with the tab "General". In it, you can select archiving options, archive format, create a name. All this, as you understand, has nothing to do with setting a password. Therefore, we go further. In order to encrypt the data you need to go to another tab, which has the name "Advanced".In the opened window, select the button "Set Password". Next you need to enter the password you have invented and confirm it. Try not to be limited to banal short phrases when creating a password. Use numbers, punctuation marks, letters. Do not forget to also put a tick in front of the item “Encrypt in filenames”. It is important.

That's all, click "OK" and your archive is secure. Now only you have access to the selected file, as well as those to whom you will tell your password. As you can see, putting a password on a rar or zip archive is very simple. By and large, even for an inexperienced user, the whole procedure takes 2-3 minutes.

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