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Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:31 AM

I have all my website backups stored as .rar files, since i have started uploading them to my server i would like to password protect them but i have a massive backlog of these files so i do not want to go through each file one by one, extract and rar it with a password on.

Does anyone know any software to easily set a rar password on multiple rar files in one go.
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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

Winrar gives you the option to password protect your archive.

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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:37 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 05 July 2011 - 03:43 AM, said:

Winrar gives you the option to password protect your archive.


It does not give you the option to set a password on multiple existing rar files though, without having to go through extract and set a password win rar'ing the file again.
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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:54 PM

Im not completely sure what you are trying to do but, Could you just put all these files in a folder and password protect the folder? Would this help? A program to do this is:Folder Lock

http://www.newsoftwa...net/folderlock/

Also, TrueCrypt is great for partitions if making a seperate partition for these files would be more appropriate.
http://www.truecrypt.org/


Hopefully these methods aren't totally off from what you need and can give you some options.

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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:08 PM

I don't know but i think winrar has a command line function..
maybe you can use that to make a program or just a batch file..
i'm on a rush now so i can't check, by the time i come back i'll try..

but still you can try google for winrar's command line..
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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:03 AM

I believe that it has to be done at packaging time. The encryption is built into the packaging process. Do these multiples all need different passwords? If not, I would do as the above poster said and either:

a.) encrypt a folder containing them all
b.) Store them all in another rar file (caution: your total file size WILL go up, and this is prone to corruption if you have multiple folder levels, not reccommended)
c.) do the gruntwork of repackaging
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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

if u open a .rar file there is a key at the status bar i.e. at the bottom line.if u click it will be ask for set a pwd then u can give pwd there.
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Re: Password protecting .Rar files

Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

You can use encrypting technique that windows gives facility.

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