[SOLVED] Can I zip a file while its filename is also hidden ?

brannsiu

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I'd like to zip some files with password while the filenames are also hidden from view unless correct password is entered, is it possible? I'm using 7-zip. At the moment, before unzipping, I can still view the full filename
 

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I'd like to zip some files with password while the filenames are also hidden from view unless correct password is entered, is it possible? I'm using 7-zip. At the moment, before unzipping, I can still view the full filename
Yes. Simply check the "Encrypt file names" option when creating the archive. This does exactly what you're asking:
  • You can open the archive (before unzipping) but you need to the password to view the filenames beforehand.
  • You cannot view the filenames without first entering the password.
Edit: Apparently it's only available with the 7Z format, so choose the 7Z format. It's not available in the .ZIP format, at least as far as 7-Zip is concerned. I knew there was some reason everyone else was saying No. :)
 
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Nope, but there is a workaround. Zip the file and then hide the file name by using Alt0160 (can hide most file types) before hiding it. But you have to rename it before unzipping as I have no clue how to recover the file name.
 

gardenman

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I'd like to zip some files with password while the filenames are also hidden from view unless correct password is entered, is it possible? I'm using 7-zip. At the moment, before unzipping, I can still view the full filename
Yes. Simply check the "Encrypt file names" option when creating the archive. This does exactly what you're asking:
  • You can open the archive (before unzipping) but you need to the password to view the filenames beforehand.
  • You cannot view the filenames without first entering the password.
Edit: Apparently it's only available with the 7Z format, so choose the 7Z format. It's not available in the .ZIP format, at least as far as 7-Zip is concerned. I knew there was some reason everyone else was saying No. :)
 
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