Switch -P[pwd] - set password


Switch -P[pwd] - set password

Set a password <pwd> to encrypt files during archiving or to decrypt during extracting. The password is case-sensitive. If you omit the password in the command line, you will be prompted to enter it.

In the shell mode a password may be entered through Enter default password dialog or in the Archive name and parameters dialog.


add the contents of the folder "games" to the archive " secret", using the password ZaBaToAd

WinRAR a -pZaBaToAd -r secret games\*.*


  1. if you wish to achieve real security do not use a password shorter than 8 characters or one which is easy to guess;
  2. do not forget your passwords or your data will be completely lost.