I want to password-protect a notepad file with winrar (found out you can).
I right clicked the file and hit add to archive, then hit set password, on the set password box that comes up, I also have an option to "encrypt file names" what does this mean and what does this do? Also, is this the safest way? I don't need the file to be safe from the FBI just need to keep it away from viruses (if that's even possible). Essentially I want a way to put a password on a file but without a complicated procedure added to it when setting the password or opening the text file.
Securing = password applied against the archive.
Encryption = the files within the archive are encrypted and if hacked will not display as the original files. It's akin to attempting to open an .exe file with notepad.