Password protecting ZIP files

Posted on 2004-08-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Does anyone know how to password protect a ZIP file?
Question by:vigge79
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ID: 11880487
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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ID: 11880509
Windows xp's built in zip applicaion

Expert Comment

ID: 11880551
what about using winrar
that would make it a breeze
just rclick and choose add to archive after u finish installing winrar

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scampgb earned 125 total points
ID: 11880552
Create the Zip folder as normal - open it up.
Click on the File menu, then Add Password.

More info at:;en-us;306531
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ID: 11881153
Hi. Thanks for the "A".  Glad I could help :-)

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