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I need to zip and encrypt a PDF document on an Windows 7 Workstation

This should be an easy one. I know I have zipped a PDF and with a simple right click or something was able to encrypt  or password protect it. I just cannot seem to remember how. If I used a zip applicaiton it was probably 7-Zip, but I just do not recall. Any input on how to protect an attachment we need to email  is welcome. It does not have to be something fancy, just something I can assign a password to so I do not violate our company policy when I send I email I need to send
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7zip is a good solution, instructions here: http://www.northeastern.edu/securenu/?page_id=2573
Not really a lot more to say to be honest; WinRAR's a popular alternative and both can be installed with ninite.
Trenton KnewOwner / Computer WhispererCommented:
I like peazip, but by far the best archive program I have ever used is PowerArchiver.  Unfortunately it's not free, but might be worth the small investment.
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
If you have 7-Zip with the context menu option, you should see this when you right-click:

7-Zip context menuIf you don't have that, check your 7-Zip Options and make sure that you have selected the setting in the 7-Zip tab to integrate it with the shell context menu:

7-Zip context menu settings
When you have that, right-click on the ZIP file (or on the PDF file if it is not zipped yet), select "Add to archive...", and you will get this:

7-Zip passwordIn the Encryption section, enter your password (twice) and that's it!

If you don't have 7-Zip installed, here's the website:

As I'm sure you know, it is free...and it is excellent! Regards, Joe
Thor2923Author Commented:
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I knew that! LOL thanks for the refresher
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe
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