Create Password Protected Archives through WinRAR

Protect your files with Password
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There are many people who continuously seeks for others private data.
Whether they need that data or not.
The data might be highly confidential and may cause harm if leaked.
So to prevent the unwanted use of confidential data you can use
WinRAR to protect your files with a password.
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Actually the WinRAR supports all popular compression formats like
RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip
Its 128 bit password encryption and its authenticated signature technology
will give you the peace of mind you have been looking for.
You can go to the official [site](http://www.win-rar.com/winrarfeatures.html) to know more about WinRAR.
To protect any file with password by WinRAR go through belo steps:
1. Right click the file which you want to protect with password.
2. Click “Add to archive…”
3. A new dialog box will open there you can choose more options for your archive.
4. Now move to the next tab “Advanced” in that dialog box.
5. In that tab click on “Set Password…” Button.
6. An another dialog box will open named “Archiving with Password”
7. There enter the desired password and check the check boxes for
i. First check box is to show the password entered in that dialog box
ii. Second one is to decide that whether you want to show the archive
contents without the password or not, named “Encrypt file names”.
Now archive is safe with password.
To learn more watch this video:
[WINRAR 3.60 FINAL VERSION RELEASED.(win.rar GmbH released compression utility): An article from: GUI Program News](http://www.amazon.com/VERSION-RELEASED-win-rar-released-compression/dp/B000JFZD8U?ie=UTF8&tag=timet05-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=timet05-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B000JFZD8U)