1. Select function
Select "Encrypt files".
2. Which files / folders would you like to encrypt?
Click "Folders" to encrypt the entire contents of a folder. (2) Then, use the file chooser to select the folder to encrypt.
3. Select encryption method
You can select the type of encryption here. The pre-selected "AES 256-bit" is the strongest setting. For maximum security, we recommend you enable "Delete original file after encryption" to ensure your data is only available in encrypted form once the process is complete.
4. Select output location
Now, select the output location for the encrypted archive. This can be a local disk, a portable drive or even a cloud location. (2) Click "Encrypt" to proceed.
5. Assign a password
Now, assign a secure password to your archive to protect your file against unauthorized access. For security reasons, you have to input the password two times. (2) Click "OK" to start the encryption process.
6. Your files are now securely encrypted
Your files have now been compiled into an encrypted ZIP archive. You can use Windows Explorer or Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2 to open and decrypt your files later. (2) Click "Close" to return to the start page.
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