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remove zip password

brian ramdhan
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I downloaded a training and it has a password and I know the password but every file I click I need to keep typing in back the password which is annoying. is there any way to remove this password so I can just click and play the videos ??
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
Simple approach is to do this at the command line...

unzip -P $password $list-of-zip-files

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This will unzip a list of zip files applying the same password to all.

Once they're unzipped, you can play your videos without going through this process for every video.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician

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I’m a bit confused. let’s assume in the folder is 10 videos and the password is powers123 how am doing this in command prompt ???
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Is there just one file you are dealing with, a single ZIP file that contains multiple video files?  Or did you download multiple ZIP files, each perjhaps containing a single video file?  Or something else...


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brian ramdhaniCT Technician

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Commented:
it is one zip files with many files inside it and everyone has the password
Test your restores, not your backups...
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
Get yourself a copy of 7-Zip for Windows (free) and install it. Then launch it, open your ZIP file, and extract the files to a folder.  It will prompt you for the password one time.  Once the videos are extracted to the folder, just open them in that folder and no password should be needed.

This assumes the password you are currently entering is a ZIP file password, and not some rights management built into each of the video files...

7-Zip


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brian ramdhaniCT Technician

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Commented:
thanks a lot Bill
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Welcome, glad that helped.


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