Encrypting and Decrypting files and folders using 7-Zip

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Last Updated: June 13th 2019

Here is a guide to help you encrypt and decrypt files and folders using 7-Zip. Staff should consult the Information Classification Table and follow the guidance for emailing. The primary recommended method for password protecting files and folders is 7-Zip. This guide explains how to encrypt (password protect) using 7-Zip and how to decrypt (open) a file that is protected by 7 Zip.

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