How to Compress and Set Password to Files Using Winrar

You may have notice that some of the zip files are password protected and require a password to open, in this very short article we see how we can password protected our data using free compression software Winrar.

Follow this simple steps

Before we start, you need to install WinRAR into your system.

Download WinRAR for free from here and install it

Select the data if you have multiple files you can put it into a single folder. Here I have used sample folder. Right click on the folder and select add to archive

Compress and Set Password with winrar


After adding files to archive, you have successfully compress it.In order to set a password navigate to Advanced tab on the top and click on the set password.

Compress and Set Password with winrar


A new window will pop out enter the password.

Also, See how to make a good password which is easy f0r you to remember but impossible for other to guess.


Compress and Set Password with winrar

Click on ok and this is it now your archive is password protected.

Compress and Set Password with winrar


To remove the password simply open the file >> extract it to some other place >> and again compress it but this time without a password.

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