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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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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
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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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1. Copy the value in Link to. Close the dialog

I can not find this step
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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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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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