Password Protect Files with 7Zip

We needed to zip a some files and password protect them. The built-in Zip feature in Windows doesn’t allow us to do, but 7ZIP does. Here is what we needed to do.

  • Right-click on the file, go to 7Zip, and select “Add to archive“.
  • Switch the type to zip
  • Enter a password twice. If you don’t see two password boxes uncheck the “show password”.
  • Use the AES encryption.

This worked great; however, the client didn’t have 7ZIP installed and didn’t want to install it. Without 7Zip on their side this process didn’t work. We had to password protect the individual files. Here is what you need to do to unzip them. You will get prompted for the password.

This YouTube video was a great help.

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