How To Password Protect 7-Zip Fiiles

Did you know you can password protect files created by 7-Zip? To password protect a file using 7-Zip, do the following:

  1. Right click the file you want to password protect
  2. Click 7-Zip -> Add to Archive
  3. Name the file
  4. Under Encryption enter the password you want to use to protect the file
  5. Click OK

7-Zip will then encrypt the zip file, protecting it with your password.

Note: At the time of writing, 256bit AES is the best type of encryption to protect your zip file. Also, you may wish to select the type of file to be created as a zip file, rather than the default type.

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