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Mass password protect documents without individually password protecting RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    Trying to avoid password protecting each document I am completing - is there any way to highlight multiple documents in a folder to password protect them? 

    Thanks, 

    FP 

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Some 3rd-party zip tool can set password to protect multiple files inside of it, you can try some and check if they work for you.

    Regards,

    Melon Chen
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, July 3, 2015 7:22 AM
  • You could use a macro to password-protect each file, rather than doing it manually; otherwise you'd have to put them in a password-protected container of some sort (e.g. a zip file).

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Friday, July 3, 2015 12:31 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Some 3rd-party zip tool can set password to protect multiple files inside of it, you can try some and check if they work for you.

    Regards,

    Melon Chen
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, July 3, 2015 7:22 AM
  • You could use a macro to password-protect each file, rather than doing it manually; otherwise you'd have to put them in a password-protected container of some sort (e.g. a zip file).

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Friday, July 3, 2015 12:31 PM