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Windows 7: Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?

09 Jan 2016   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You sound very confused.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
I have an issue with what you mentioned.
What who mentioned? What did they mention?

RE: Using 7-zip to password protect files.

7zip generally adds the file to a password protected archive (folder) leaving the original intact.

If you can open the password protected archive and view the file then you can delete the original. Test first.

RE: File name. You don't need to encrypt that unless it is private.


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11 Jan 2016   #12
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay so i opened 7 zip. Then i see a whole bunch of files. I then right click, i see 7zip, click it and add to archive. Then i put password. Then it saves it into a winrar box. And of course the original file is right next to it. That file of course requires no password to open. So i have to delete the original file each time right? Since obviously not doing that would be well the original file without password.


The other method i did was go to my documents. Then right click the document and i see an option to Add to archive. Right next to it is winrar logo when i click 7zip then add to archive. But this page looks a bit different than 7zip but requires password etc. So that means there are 2 ways to password protect... either 7zip then add to archive or just add to archive to winrar?


The thing is whether i do 7zip or winrar, well both of the documents will be saved to the same exact winrar icon right for each document?
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11 Jan 2016   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
Okay so i opened 7 zip. Then i see a whole bunch of files. I then right click, i see 7zip, click it and add to archive. Then i put password. Then it saves it into a winrar box. And of course the original file is right next to it. That file of course requires no password to open. So i have to delete the original file each time right? Since obviously not doing that would be well the original file without password.


The other method i did was go to my documents. Then right click the document and i see an option to Add to archive. Right next to it is winrar logo when i click 7zip then add to archive. But this page looks a bit different than 7zip but requires password etc. So that means there are 2 ways to password protect... either 7zip then add to archive or just add to archive to winrar?


The thing is whether i do 7zip or winrar, well both of the documents will be saved to the same exact winrar icon right for each document?
I think you need someone who has 7-zip installed to explain it to you. I use an alternative to 7-zip and only use portable 7-zip with no context menu entry.

For the basics see the video tutorial here:

Using the free zip compatible 7-Zip package - Tutorial 3 | Top Windows Tutorials

Note: Format (box) can be changed to other formats so you don't always need to use winrar.

The original files remain and should only be deleted once you are sure that you can open your password protected archive.

There should be an options menu in 7-zip GUI - something like this:
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-options.jpg
That lets you select what you see in the right click context menu when you want to zip a file.

You don't have to use WinRAR. You could just as well use any of the other available formats.

The "add to archive" option should let you choose a format in the next screen.


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11 Jan 2016   #14
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

thanks. Anyone who uses 7 zip can comment on this?
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12 Jan 2016   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay since there are no answers:

Right click a file that you want to password protect and choose "add to archive"
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-7zip-1.jpg
Choose required format and choose password. Click Okay.
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-7zip-2.jpg
Then you see the original file along with the password protected zipped file.
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-7zip-3.jpg
Attempt to open the password protected zipped file by double clicking on it and enter the password when prompted. If you can view the file you can delete the original.
Password Protect Openoffice Word and Excel Documents?-7zip-4.jpg


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15 Mar 2016   #16
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hey guys. Still confused with this as i tried to use 7zip on this. So after i right click on the folder 7zip, add to archive, i then put the password then click okay.


When i go to pictures, i still see that same file there where if you click it... well no password required. Below it... there is the same file except its a winrar file. It has that 3 color box look thus winrar. Then when i click on it, i have to put password. Then there is those files but i cannot view any of them. I have to manually click on each one and it shows extracting to load each one.


I mean shouldn't there be a way where after i put password, i could see all the photos individually showing similar to when i click on the folder that contains the pictures?


I want to be able to click on the file/folder... then put the password, then have the folder open up with a lot of the pictures like normally if i click on a folder. Is that possible or not? Thanks.
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