Setting Passwords in RAR Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to set passwords in RAR files using WinRAR.

To stop other people extract files out of your RAR files, you can set up a password in a RAR file. Here is how:

1. Run WinRAR and navigate the directory where your files are located.

2. Select the files and/or directories that you want to add to a RAR file and select menu "Commands" > "Add files to archive". The "Archive name and parameters" dialog box shows up.

3. Click the "Advanced" tab and click the "Set password" button. The "Archiving with password" dialog box shows up.

4. Enter a password and click the OK button to close the "Archiving with password" dialog box.

5. Continue to finish adding the selected files to a RAR file.

6. Close WinRAR and run WinRAR again.

7. Navigate to the directory where the RAR is stored and double click on the RAR file. The "Enter password" dialog box shows up.

8. Enter the same password you used when creating this RAR and click the OK button.

9. The files in the RAR file will be listed in the WinRAR window.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 What Is WinRAR?

 Downloading and Installing WinRAR 3.42

 Adding Files to a New RAR File

 Extracting All Files from a RAR File

Setting Passwords in RAR Files

 Creating Multi-Volume RAR Files

 Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

 Compressing Files with ZIP Format

 Running WinRAR in a Command Line Window

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version