Windows 7 File Compression Utility

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Does the built-in Windows 7 File Compression Utility have the capability of encryption the data as well as adding a password to it so that it's at least somewhat connected?
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If you mean the "Send to a compressed folder" option on Windows 7, I do not know of any method of protecting the resulting ZIP file with password or encryption.

have a look here for alternate compression tools.
http://lifehacker.com/5065324/five-best-file-compression-tools

Personally, I use 7-zip.
http://www.7-zip.org/

I'm not sure why it's called 7-zip, but I'm pretty sure it's nothing to do with Windows 7 :-)

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Yeah, I knew about 7-zip, but am behind a firewall with a shlew of internet policy red tape.  No fun.  Thanks for your response.

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