Password Protect A RAR File Using WinRAR

May 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Software by bharath

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WinRAR is my favorite archiving software till date.It’s so simple and easy to use.That’s why almost all PC users will have installed this by default as their archiving program.But how many of you are aware that you can actually password protect any RAR file using WinRAR ? If you don’t know how to do ut, follow these steps:


1. Right click on the file for which you wan to archive with a password.

2. Select “Add to Archive”


3. In the Archive name and parameters window, go to Advanced tab, click “Set Password”

Archive name and parameters password

4. Choose the password for the archive and click OK.

setting archive password in Winrar

You can select “Encrypt file names” option if you want to encrypt the files names also, if this is selected, users will not be able to even see the contents of the archive file.

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One Response to “Password Protect A RAR File Using WinRAR”

  1. Lock Says:

    WinRAR uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with 128 bit key length, which is very good. Thank you for sharing the tip. I believe it will be useful to many people who want some security for their private files on home computers.

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