Learn how to use 7-zip toÂ password protect your passwordÂ from unwanted viewers to protect your privacy with AES-256 bit encryption.Â
Read my tutorial on using 7-Zip’s Password function by clicking the link below.
1. Download 7-zip from http://www.7-zip.org/download.htmlÂ and install it on your computer.
2. Right click on file you want to password protect > 7-zip > add to archive
Â 3.Type in password and check encrypt filenames in encryption section. Lastly, Â press ok.
It is best to use a password with 2 of each kind of character: UPPERCASE, lowercase, Numbers, Punctuation marks.
A good password would be C@t$aR35
Â 4.Â Click on the file you Zipped, and type in your password to open.Â
Â Optional use Simple file Shredder to Securely delete your files you can download it at SoftpediaÂ . It makes your files very hard to recover with data recovery software because it overwrites your deleted files multiple times compared to recylebin that does not overwrite your data.