How to password protect your files with 7zip file compresssion and encryption

by Johnson Yip on September 17, 2009 · 0 comments

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Type in password to open file in 7zip

Learn how to use 7-zip to password protect your password from unwanted viewers to protect your privacy with AES-256 bit encryption. 

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.html and install it on your computer.

2. Right click on file you want to password protect > 7-zip > add to archive

7-zip add to archive

7-zip add to archive

 3.Type in password and check encrypt filenames in encryption section. Lastly,  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

Type in password and check encrypt filenames in encryption section press ok

Type in password and check encrypt filenames in encryption section press ok

 4. Click on the file you Zipped, and type in your password to open. 

Type in password to open file in 7zip

Type in password to open file in 7zip

 Optional use Simple file Shredder to Securely delete your files you can download it at Softpedia . 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.

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