To create a new archive in Ark, choose (Ctrl+N) from the menu.
You can then type the name of the archive, with the appropriate
etc.) or select a supported format in the Filter combo box
and check the Automatically select filename extension option.
To add files or folders to the new archive, choose or , respectively, from the menu.
An alternative way to add files to an archive is to drag one or more files from e.g. Dolphin into the main Ark window, and it will be added to the current archive. Note that files added in this way will always be added to the root directory of the archive.
If you create a
jar archive you can protect it with a password.
Choose whether to require the password before showing the list of files.
This is called header encryption and is available only with the
formats. Header encryption is enabled by default (when available), in order to offer
the maximum protection for novice users.