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    Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    I want to lock my .RAR file with a password because I have stored some confidential data in it and I don’t know that if ti is possible to do that and how to do it please help.



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    belide Array
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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    Friend, you can protect the .rar file with Password in two Options.

    Option 1: You can Open the .rar file, but you can protect the selected file with password.
    Option 2: You can Protect the entire .rar file with Password, which is not possible to open without the Password.

    Follow these Steps to know the two types of Password Protected .rar.

    STEP 1: Open Winrar and Click on Wizard.

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    STEP 2: In that Choose Operation Window and Select "Create a new Archive" and Click "Next".

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    STEP 3: Window Opens and Select the Files that you want to add to the archive and Click "OK".

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    STEP 4: Create name for the archive and Click "Next".

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    STEP 5: Select "Set Password" button.

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    STEP 6: Here create Password for two Options.

    For Option 1:

    It will asks for the Password for the selected file. Enter it twice for confirmation. Click "OK" and you will return to the Wizard Archive Option and Click "Finish". Your Password Protected rar archive will be created in your Desktop.

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    You can view the password you enter by Selecting "Show Password". In this you can enter Password only once as you can view it.

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    Option 2: To Protect the entire .rar file with Password Select "Encrypt File Names" after entering the Password twice.

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    STEP 7: Opening the Password Protected rar archives for two options.

    Option 1: You can view the asterisk symbol beside the Password Protected rar archives. It shows that you need Password to open it and view it.

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    Option 2: You need to enter Password to open and view the entire Password Protected rar archives.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    hiiii dear...

    yeah it is possible to make a password protected .RAR file..



    follow these steps:

    1)add the files to archive
    2)click on advanced tab
    3)then click on set password
    4)give your desired password



    thats it...you are done



    regards,
    krish

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    You can only password protect before you create the file not when adding or after you have archived items. Click on the advanced tab then set the password enter your password then again to confirm it then click ok. It should now put the files into a RAR file that needs a Password to open it.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    If you want any file to be protected with a password then you can protect it with the folder lock software and it is to download the software and install on the computer so that you can use by the protection and all the files are protected with the password.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    yes it is possible to make a .RAR file password protected find what you want to protect files and folders. right click on it,add to archive now click advanced on the top choose set password enter a password and if you want to hide the files names.
    click OK and it will make a .rar file inside the .rar file inside the .rar file,your files will be.they can extracted or opened with password.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    MAKE A .RAR FILE PASSWORD PROTECTED:-

    1. Right click on the file or folder you want to set a password and select add to archive (choosing winrar).

    2. when rar opens up go to advanced tab and set a password, etc.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    Yes, you can make password protected .RAR files.

    After you have selected which files to be archived,

    Select Archive files, in the new window of WinRar, you will "Advanced Option" tab

    Select "Set Password" .





    Now enter Password :




    Now select OK. Your RAR file is now password protected.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    Off course, you can protect the .rar file with Password

    To protect the .rar file with Password, you have follows some steps:



    Steps
    1. Go to Winrar.
    2. Open it and Click on Wizard
    3. Now go to Operation
    4. Select Create an Archive
    5. Click on Next
    6. A Windows popup on your screen
    7. Now go to destination and select the file you want to Archive
    8. Click on “OK”
    9. Create name for archive
    10. Click Next
    11. Click on the Button name “Set Password”
    12. Enter the password twice and select “Encrypt File Names”
    13. You have successfully password protected the .rar file
    Done !!

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    yes,it's possible to make a .rar file password protected.just following this stapes:
    • first download awinrar
    • After download it install in ur computer
    • Now open it
    • Now select "wizard"
    • Now select "create a new archive"



    • Click on next button
    • Now select the Folder witch u want to archive
    • Now select "set password"



    • Now enter the password
    • Re-enter the password for verification
    • now click on OK button




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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    hi,

    you can lock any file in your system with one software.....folder lock..

    just download folderlock software from the website www.file hippo.com....

    and install it,after installing it......just run it..it will ask for a password....type your desired password.and lock it.....

    after locking it just click on the power button at the top of the app...now,go to the file and folder which you want to lock....

    right click on any file or folder which you want to lock then click on the option lock with folder lock....and it will ask for password which you have created before.....type it....

    and your file will be locked and even it is not visible to any one..........

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    hi,

    absulatuly you can make any file password protected.

    just download folder lock software from the website www.file hippo.com.

    with this software you can lock any file.

    and its free of cost to download,


    all the best my friend.

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    Hello,

    Download the folder lock tool.

    Click here to download

    Install it and run it.

    -Regards

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    Re: Is is possible to make a .RAR file password protected? How to do that?

    Hello Friend,

    Rar files have 128 bit encryption which is extremely difficult to break. There are two types of password protection in rar archives.


    Type I- You can open th erar archive and view the contents or individual files, but to extract th eindividual files you will need the password.

    Type II- You can't open the rar archive without the password, hence cannot even view the contents or individual files without the password.

    Steps:


    1. Open Winrar and click on Wizard. Select "Create a new archive".

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    2. Click on th ebutton "NEXT".

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    3. Select the files to be added to the archive and press "OK". Give the desired name for the archive.


    4. Press "NEXT".

    5. Now, Set Password.

    For Type I rar archive follow the steps listed below.
    For Type II rar archive check "Encrypt file names".

    a.) Set password will be in asterisks. You cannot see the set password, hence you will need to enter it twice for confirmation.For this just enter the password you want to set twice.

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    b.) Set password can be seen, hence it needs to be entered only once. For this check the option "Show Password" and enter the password you want to set only once.


    c.) Press "OK".

    d.) Click Finish.

    Now, your password protectted rar archive will be created in your desktop.

    Way to open:

    For Type I rar archive will open. It will show an asterisks just beside the files indicating that it will need password to extract the files.


    Type II rar archive will need the password even to open the archive.

    Thanks...........................

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