Create passworded zip file in windows 7?

Posted on 2011-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What's the best free tool to create a password protected zip file in windows 7?
I tried 7zip but for some reason, it doesn't work on my work pc (have used it successfully at home, however).

Zipgenius seems like it wants a 4th party plug in or something - not obvious to me.

Anyway, any other options?

Question by:mike2401
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    WinRAR is most popular and easiest to use:
    It can be freely used, but after 40 days it shows nag screen, saying that they would like that you buy license.
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    i use winrar easy to do:
    1 right click on a file
    2 add to archive
    3 go to advanced
    4 set password and then OK
    5 go to first tab name it as you want
    6 choice rar or zip

    easy as 1 2 3 4 5 6
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    Please allow me to add my $0.02: I use 7-Zip. It's free, supports many formats (and passwords, of course) and generally works great.

    Author Comment

    Thanks guys.  I purchased a copy of winrar for work, but don't want to be nagged at home.

    I downloaded izarc which does what I need.

    BTW: my initial problem:

    When using a tool like 7zip or izarc, you need to pick which flavor of encryption you want.

    Note: unless you pick pkzip 2.0, when you DC the .zip in windows explorer, you will get a goofy, non-obvious error.

    the reason: windows explorer does not know about aes in that context.


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