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password protecting a zip file

by alcaz / July 3, 2004 4:49 AM PDT

can anyone tell me how to password protect a zip file .
i am running windows xp home

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Re: password protecting a zip file
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2004 5:06 AM PDT

" can anyone tell me how to password protect a zip file "

Use a zip program that allows one to set the password. Be aware it's lightweight protection as we see from http://www.lostpassword.com

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Sure...
by Edward ODaniel / July 3, 2004 5:31 AM PDT

download and install the WinZip 9.0 shareware and this is how easy it is:
http://www.winzip.com/wzdaes.htm

I am sure you will like the program, and if you do please be sure to pay for it if you keep using it.

Here is another that is freeware and according to their FAQ page it also encrypts and password protects zip files:
http://www.camunzip.com/

And here is another:
http://www.handybits.com/easycrypto.htm

NOTE: I do not use either of the freeware ones so they may or may not be "spyware" free, although they do not show up on this list of known products that include spyware.

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Edward & Alcaz, I Use Cam Unzip And It Works Fine
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 3, 2004 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure...

It's free, no "Adware" associated with it, and it has the ability to use password encrytion. It's a small program and yet it does the basics which are to create zip file and unzip them as well. Nothing fancy.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks for the info Grif...
by Edward ODaniel / July 3, 2004 11:14 AM PDT

I've never used it but linked to it as it is freeware (thus my note about not knowing whether it might contain spyware).

I've always used PKZip and WinZip since they were pups but now mostly make use of V-Com's PowerDesk Pro except for scripted backups where WinZip is used.

Thanks for the verification that CAM Unzip is good--I can recommend it as freeware with a clear concience.

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Re: password protecting a zip file
by alcaz / July 3, 2004 10:20 AM PDT

thank you all have winzip9 already installed was not using it right.once again thank for all your advice

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