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I want to save my files in a DVD or in several... I want to do it with this feature:

I want to protect and hide my files through a password. Normaly I used to compress my files and put it a password using Winrar. I usually put all in one .rar file.

But I don´t like that when you click on the .rar file, the program open it and you can see the folders and the name of the files even you can´t open them because they are locked by the password.

So I would like to hide totally all folders and files from whoever person don´t know the password.

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Actually, WinRAR provides this option. You just need to enable it as in the following screenshot (I got here by right clicking a folder and clicking "Add to RAR..."):

WinRAR Set Password Options

You can get there by going to Advanced -> Set Password, entering your password, and clicking on "Encrypt file names". This will disallow you to even open the archive without the proper password.

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You should use TrueCrypt, then compress it without a password (because TrueCrypt already encoded it).

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Yes but now you need to use two programs for the archive instead of only one... – cp2141 Feb 11 '11 at 18:37
But it is safer, I am not sure about what algorithm rar uses, but I am pretty sure truecrypt is better or equivalent. – user21187 Feb 11 '11 at 19:02
RAR uses AES-128. – grawity Feb 11 '11 at 19:07
Yep, anyway, TrueCrypt is an alternative – user21187 Feb 11 '11 at 19:17
Actually, this isn't "safer". The safest method would to include a recovery record in the RAR file. The Truecrypt volume is still susceptible to sector corruption, but at least if you have an RR in the RAR archive, you may have a chance at recovery. – Breakthrough Feb 28 '11 at 13:06

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