How to Encrypt ZIP File
Encrypting ZIP file is good for enhancing the security of the important data in the ZIP archive, keeping the people has malicious intention from opening or extracting data from it, no matter in storing or transferring the data. In this article, you will learn how to encrypt ZIP file. There are two solutions.
- Solutions to Encrypt ZIP file
- Solution 1. Encrypt ZIP file with WinRAR
- Solution 2. Encrypt ZIP file with 7 Zip
WinRAR is the original software for compressing and decompressing file, surely it's wonderful in handling the archives in .rar, .zip, .7z format. You can encrypt the zip file when you create it.
Step 1. Right-click your mouse, click "Add to archive".
Step 2. Select "ZIP" as archive format, then click "Set password".
Step 3. In the pop-up window, you can enter a password. In a while, you can get an encrypted ZIP archive.
7 ZIP is another amazing software in handling the compressed archive, especially for the file in .zip. It's also easy to encrypt a ZIP file.
Step 1. Right-click your mouse, navigate to 7-Zip > Add to archive.
Step 2. Select zip as archive format in the dropdown list.
Step 3. In the same window, set a password under "Encryption".
As for other similar compress archive, like .7z archive, you can also use above method to encrypt it.