This article explains how to make an encrypted (password protect) compressed file (referred to as 'an archive' file).
Note: The compression program built-in to (included with) the Microsoft Windows operating system since the release of Windows XP cannot password protect a compressed file, therefore a third-party application has to be used. In this article we use 7-zip which is licensed under the GNU LGPL/GNU LGPL + unRAR, and hence is free to download and use.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Not product specific
You will now have a new file with a .zip file extension in the same folder as the file/files/folder you selected to compress in step three.
If you open the zip and then try to open a file inside the zip file you will be prompted for the password you set previously.
If you need to add a file to the zip archive simply drag and drop the new file onto the existing .zip file.
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