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How to add a password to a rar file with winrar

How To Add Password to Rar Archive



Add Password to Rar Archive
About Winrar


Winrar is the data compressing tool which can compress and decompress data to certain extent and marked as best Compressing shareware Software , By using Winrar  you can save you hard-disk space by compressing large files and folder also you can compress any data like Video ,file ,music ,movie in two format  i.e. rar format and zip format where by using Winrar you can decompress data from various formats like Rar,CAB, ARJ, LZH, 7Z,TAR, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, GZ, Z, zip archives etc.








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Before proceeding with steps involves in adding rar archive password , you must know 




What makes a password strong and secured 


  • Use Ateast 8 character long password for strong passwords security .
  • Always include Uppercase letters ,Lowercase letters,Numbers (prime number) ,special character to make strong password .


How To Add Password to Rar Archive Steps 


Step 1 : Download and install latest WinRAR software from official winrar website www.rarlab.com or from above Links , After successfully installation of WinRar , Right click on any folder and file to add file and folder to Rar archive with password . (Refer Figure 1.1 )



Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.1

Step 2 : Now click on add to archive as shown in Figure 1.2 .



Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.2 

Step 3 : You can also change your new Rar archive name of folder or file by renaming under archive name , once you done , click on  Advance tab as shown in Figure 1.3 .



Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.3

Step 4 : Click on Set password under advance tab as shown in Figure 1.4 .


Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.4

Step 5 : Now enter you password and confirm  by re entering same password in other password text field (Refer Figure 1.5 )



Add Password to Rar Archive

 Figure 1.5

Step 6 : Before proceeding with adding archive with password , you must note down your password for later use , to see your password , Click on show passwords . (Refer Figure 1.6)


Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.6

Step 7 : There are two ways of encrypt any file or  folder , 1) Simple , 2) Encrypt file name . you can choose simple password by simple leaving behind Encrypt file name unchecked by doing so your file name and extension will be visible (as shown in Figure 1.8 ) but not accessible without password , while by choosing Encrypt file name ,all of your folder's file will be only accessible when you enter password (as shown in Figure 1.7 ), even without password no one will know what a particular password protected folder contains . (Refer Figure 1.7)



Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.7

Step 8 :Congrats you added password to folder in rar format .You can extract your file or folder only with valid password . (Refer Figure 1.8)



Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.7

Step 9 : You will able to see / extract ,open file and folder only if you have valid password , a password which has been used at the time of arching file or folder with password .
  
Add Password to Rar Archive

Figure 1.8




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