How to password protect zip file(s) or folders using 7zip

To password protect zip file(s) when you have never done this before can be a daunting task but it really is quite easy using 7zip the free tool available from here or via Ninite a software installation tool here This article assumed you have downloaded and installed 7zip already.

password protect zip file
  • Find the file / folder you want to password protect and right click on it
  • Click 7-Zip
  • Click Add to archive
password protect zip file
  • Give your new zip file a name
  • Select the archive format as being zip, this will ensure maximum compatibility for other users
  • Enter the password you wish to use
  • Click Ok

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