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How To make Password Protected ZIP Files using WinRAR

Winrar is a popular archive management software that can be used to open or create archive (rar,zip etc) files.There are lot of freeware softwares like  Axcrypt , Disguise Folder that can encrypt your files and password protect them.If you have winrar installed in your pc then you can use its inbuilt password protection feature


  • Right click on the folder/file which has to be  Password Protected and select ADD to Archive option.

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  • From the pop up window select the Advanced Tab.
  • Now click on the Set Password.

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  • Enter and Verify your Password (Use both Alphabets and Numeric words to make a strong Password).

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  • Now a new compressed file will be generated at the same location of your original file

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Now whenever somebody will try to open or extract the files in archive it will ask for the password.


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One Response

  1. siddhant jaiswal says:

    one of my winrar file is password protected and the problem is i forgot its password . and i don’t want to lose its document which contain some important files . so please suggest me a way to recover its password…….plz help its urgent

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