Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Supported formats
  3. Basics
    1. How to install or uninstall
    2. How to set up file associations
    3. How to open an archive or disk image
    4. How to open a self-extracting (SFX) archive
    5. How to extract an archive or disk image
    6. How to create a new archive
    7. How to create a self-extracting archive
      1. How to create 7Z self-extracting archive
      2. How to create RAR self-extracting archive
    8. How to create an encrypted archive
    9. How to create a multi-volume archive
    10. How to create and use packing profiles
    11. How to add, update or remove files in an archive
    12. How to view archive’s properties
    13. How to set up a password
  4. Checksums
  5. Integration with plug-ins
    1. How to view installed plug-ins
    2. How to install new WCX plug-ins

How to set up a password

If you often send or receive password-protected archives, you can set up passwords for encryption and then simply pick them up from the TC4Shell's dialog box when packing files. TC4Shell will automatically use passwords from the list when opening an encrypted archive, so that you don't need to enter them manually.

Important! Do not save passwords if unauthorized persons have access to your computer.

To set up default passwords in TC4Shell, select Start menu>All Programs>TC4Shell>Organize passwords and in the dialog box that opens click Add.

TC4Shell Organize passwords

Type a password, provide an optional alias to distinguish this password from others and then click OK.

TC4Shell Add password

TC4Shell does not set any limitations on the total number of passwords.

You can also edit or delete existing passwords by clicking Edit and Delete respectively as well as move them up or down in the list.