Learn how to use IZarc to password protect your files with AES 256bit encryption to protect your privacy from unwanted users. You will also save a little space because your files will also be compressed.
Read my tutorial on using IZArc 4.0 to password protect your zip files by clicking the link below.
1. Download IZarc from http://www.izarc.org/ Â and install it on to your computer.
2. Right click on the folder or file you want to password protect and pick IZarcÂ > Add to archive file…
3.Â There is an Encryption drop down item box at the lower right. Pick AES 256bit
Â 4. Click Password Button.
Â 5.Â Type in password.
Â 6. Lastly, click the Add button on the top right corner, and wait for your file to finish compression.
Â 7. The zip folder should be the same name as the file or folder, try extracting it to make sure everything is good. You need to type in the password.
Â Optional steps:
Make a password that has at least 2 of each kind of character: Uppercase, lower case, number, punctuation mark.
A good password will be something like : @n1MAl$3 Make your password atleast 8 characters. The more characters and complexity the harder for your files to get hacked, but it is easier to forget passwords.
Don’t writeÂ password down. You should memorize them.
Move your files onto a thumb drive and hide it in a secure location like a lock safe, secret online backup account, safety deposit box, or somewhere secret, so if you forgot your password. You won’t lose the files since without the password your files can’t be open unless you hack the zip folder which can be rather difficult to do.
Do a secure delete of your unzip folder with Simple File Shredder which you can download from SoftpediaÂ since this makes your deleted files very hard to recover compared to recovering your files after emptying your recycle bin which is rather easy if youÂ use basic data recovery and undelete software. This prevents your private info being stolen if someone steals your computer, flash drive, or hack your computer.