Archiving with password

In this dialog you may enter a password, which will apply to the archive, which you are going to create now. The entered password will be active during only one current archiving operation. If you need a global password instead, you may enter it using "Set default password" command in File menu.

If the "Show password" option is disabled, you will be asked to type the password twice to ensure correctness.

If you set "Encrypt file names" option, WinRAR will encrypt not only file data, but all other sensitive archive areas like file names, sizes, attributes, comments and other blocks, so it provides a higher security level. Without a password it is impossible to view even the list of files in archive encrypted with this option. This option is available only when compressing data to RAR archive, it is not supported for ZIP format.