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Does anyone know how to password protect a ZIP file?
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by:scampgb
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Hi vigge79,

This depends on what application you're using to Zip up the files.

Can you please let us know what you're using?
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by:vigge79
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Windows xp's built in zip applicaion
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by:webtrans
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what about using winrar
that would make it a breeze
just rclick and choose add to archive after u finish installing winrar

urs
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Create the Zip folder as normal - open it up.
Click on the File menu, then Add Password.

More info at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306531
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Hi. Thanks for the "A".  Glad I could help :-)
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