adding a folder to a set of folders

using 7zip on windows 10 I opened a password protected 7zip file and then added a small folder

now the small folder is not password protected

I dont want to unzip and then rezip
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rgb192Asked:
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Colin_UKCommented:
Hi,

7zip encrypts the contents of an archive that are present when you apply the encryption.
Adding files to a password encrypted archive create a 2nd archive, which may or may not be encrypted depending on whether encrypt files was selected in the Add Files dialog box.

If you want ALL the files to be in a single password encrypted archive you will need to extract , add & encrypt in order to encrypt them all.

Although I have heard about an option to Encrypt ALL files, which I think may re-encrypt all the files with a new password, but I haven't tested this.

Hope this helps
Colin
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rgb192Author Commented:
Although I have heard about an option to Encrypt ALL files, which I think may re-encrypt all the files with a new password, but I haven't tested this.

This may be the only answer because you wrote
If you want ALL the files to be in a single password encrypted archive you will need to extract , add & encrypt in order to encrypt them all.
which was the purpose of me asking question because I did not want to do this step.

Every time I add 1 file or folder I dont want to do this long step
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
You can do it using the 7-zip File Manager GUI.
1. Right-click the existing zip, e.g. existing.zip. Pick Link at the bottom. Copy the value in Link to. Close the dialog. Note: You can reduce this step by setting the View > 2-panels. Then open the zip file on one panel. And just copy the zip filename at the top.
2. Select the new file(s) to add to the existing.zip
3. Right-click 1 selection. Pick 7-zip > Add to archive.
4. In the Archive filename, paste the value you copied in step 1.
5. Enter the same password.
6. OK
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rgb192Author Commented:
1. Copy the value in Link to. Close the dialog

I can not find this step
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Basically, you're just getting the full path filename of the zip file. Feel free to do it other ways you know of. e.g. Shift+Right-mouse-click > "Copy as path" in Windows Explorer.

I'm using 7-zip v. 16.04

Right-click the zip file and pick LinkCopy the value under Link to:
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Colin_UKCommented:
I don't feel either of these answers are correct as they don't suit the OP's environment and the methods described don't exist on many PC's.
Question should be closed, no points awarded.

Colin
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
@Colin

On the contrary. My solution addresses the OP's question:

> 7zip on windows 10
Tested and verified.

> I dont want to unzip and then rezip
Tested and verified.
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Solution given by NVIT
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