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- Install a compression tool which supports encryption. 7-Zip is used in the example instructions below. (Faculty/Staff may request that IT install 7-Zip or a similar tool for you).
- Navigate to the folder containing the files you would like to encrypt and store in a common archive file.
- Select all files you want to add to the encrypted file and right-click and choose "7-Zip/Add to archive"
- Ensure the target folder and archive name are as you want them using the folder selection at the top of the dialog.
In this example we use the default archive format of ".7z". if you prefer another format you may select it.
Then set the password (be sure to document the password securely for others who may need it).
Finally select OK.