How to Protect RAR file with Password

Protect Rar File With Password

WinRAR

WinRAR is one of the most famous and supportive software to compressed and protect data. It can compress protect and view archives in RAR or ZIP file formats. RAR file Compress hundreds of other files in one file and occupying less storage space. The window does not support the RAR files so there is some software like ‘WINRAR‘ that helps to work with these types of files.

Your Data is important for you and you want to protect with a password so not everyone able to see and decompress the file. For this WINRAR help you to protect your data with a password so no one can view and decompress the file.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set a password on WinRAR archives.

Method 1: How to Set Password to An Archives with WinRAR.

WinRAR gives you the ability to built password-protected archives using it and block access for those without a password. Only those who have a password can access the file and folder inside the archive. Here we’ll show you process step by step.

Step 1: Select a file and folder that you want to create compress in the RAR file and “Right Click” on it.
Step 2: Click on “Add to archive..” in the window options menu.

Selecting Folder to create the RAR file.

Step 3: You will see the WinRAR Screen, You can set the Name from the “Archive Name” section and you can choose the file format from the “Archive Format” section. Then go to advance for the set password. Keep it remember some version has a “set password” button below the Archiving options, so don’t worry about it.

WinRAR screen to set the file name and format.

Step 4: In Advance, option click on a “Set password” button.

Click on a Set Password button

Step 5: Enter a password in the “Enter Password” field and confirm it in “Reenter password for verification”. You can check the “Show password” box to see the password to you entered.

Enter the Password in the field

Step 6: Check the “Encrypt Filename” box. By this, no one can able to see the files and folders name that contained in the RAR file until they have entered the correct password. And then click “OK” to save the password.

Check the Encrypt box

Step 7: Click “OK” in WinRAR’s window after this you are done creating a protected WinRAR archive.

Click on Ok button to create RAR file.

Step 8: After Created the RAR file you can double click it or try to extract it for the testing, you will get the prompted window for the password.

checking the file.

Method 2: How to Set A Password to An existing WinRAR Archive.

For example, you have received a RAR file and you have done some changes. And now you want to protect the file with a password because it can be invulnerable to send unprotected files. There is a method to set a protect password on an existing RAR file. Here the few steps you need to follow.

Step 1: Open RAR file with WinRAR and click on “Tools” from the top menu. From Tools drop-down menu click on “Convert archives”.

Open existing RAR file.

Step 2: In the popup window you will see “Compression” buttons click on it, so you can go compression menu.

Selecting Compression button

Step 3: You need to go “advanced” option from the top menu of compression to set the password to the RAR file. And we also told you some versions have the “Set Password button” below the Archiving options.

Go To Advanced option in WinRAR window

Step 4: In the Advance option click on a “Set password” button.

Click On Set password button

Step 5: Enter a password in the “Enter Password” field and confirm it in “Reenter password for verification”. You can check the “Show password” box to see the password to you entered.

Enter the Password in the field

Step 6: Check the “Encrypt Filename” box. By this, no one can able to see the files and folder name that contained in the RAR file until they have entered the correct password. And then click “OK” to save the password.

Check the Encrypt box

Step 7: Click “OK” in WinRAR’s compression window, After this, you will receive a popup message” are you sure you want to encrypt converted archives?” Click

popup Message

Step 8: Click on the “Ok” button in the “Convert Archives” Window. And wait for a minute it is depending on the size of your file.

Click on ok button to save the change
Below Button show the Process After Click on “OK” Button
Changed applied in RAR file

Step 9: After Completed the above step, you can double click on the file or trying to extract it for the testing, you will get the prompted window for the password.

Testing the file.

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