When I was unzipping a file, I saw the password option.
It's easy to password protect using 7-Zip. It's better to double-zip so that no one can even see your file names.
Steps to Password Protect a Folder using 7-Zip File Manager
Install 7-zip Open 7-zip Right click on the files or folder you wish to compress and encrypt. Select "Add to Archive"Firstly change the Archive format to Zip, then change the encryption method to the robust AES-256Then click OK Right click on the newly created zip folder Select "Add to Archive"Firstly change the Archive format to Zip, then change the encryption method to the robust AES-256,Thirdly enter your password. Then click OK. The rest of the options can be left as default. Your password protected zip folder is created. Windows Explorer won't be able to open it. Error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. Use 7-zip to extract the folder after entering password!!! Need to enter a password every time to open the folder. If you wish to remove password protection: Right-click on the extracted folder inside 7-zipSelect "Copy To" or F5Specify location
This does not password protect a folder, only the specific archive created with the archive tool.
I think ha14 answered the question just fine. I made the mistake of writing 'folder' rather than 'archive'. I write the headline for almost all questions as people hardly ever write it themselves. :)
Archive the folder with 7-Zip:
1) Right Click on the folder you want to protect
2) Go to 7-Zip then click on Add to Archive...
3) Make sure that the Archive Format option is set to Zip if not change it
4) Under Encryption Type your password the retype it below
5) Click on Ok
1)Right click on the file for which u want the password to b put.
2)Click on "Add to Archive".
3)Then go to Advanced tab.
4)Click on set password and type any password.