You will need
- Software WinRar.
To create the archive that you want to put the password, it is best to use a paid program WinRar. If you need to use it a few times – this is what you need. At the expiration of the period of use of the program in one month, all its functions become available. This program installs easily on any platform and multilingual.
After installation, run the program by double-clicking the left mouse button on the icon with the image of three books tied with a belt. In the main window of the program interface is similar to the "Conductor" line of Windows operating systems. Locate the files or folders that you want to add to the archive with a password, and then click "add to archive" with a picture of three books. You will see a configuration window for a new archive. Also, this action can be performed by pressing the right mouse button on the archived elements.
In the opened window you will see several tabs, go to the "General" tab, the first tab. Enter the name of the created archive in the "archive Name", compression ratio and advanced settings. For any new archive it is recommended to set compression method "Good" and activate the option "Add the information for recovery" and "Test files after archiving".
Navigate to the "Advanced" tab. In the "data recovery" set the value of 10%, i.e. 10% of the total archive will hold information for recovery. This option is very important for documents that you are very expensive.
Then click "Set password", in the opened window you need to enter twice your password. Many users ask why it is necessary to enter twice the password? This is done in case of wrong password or accidentally pressing another key. After entering the password, double-click on the "OK" button to start the backup operation.