Setting Passwords in ZIP Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to set passwords in ZIP files.

To stop other people extract files out of your ZIP files, you can set up a password in a ZIP file. Here is how:

1. Run WinZip and select menu File > New Archive. The "New Archive" dialog box shows up.

2. Enter test3.zip as the file name for the new ZIP file in c:\temp directory.

3. Click the OK button. The "Add" dialog box shows up.

4. Click the Password button. The "Password" dialog box shows up.

5. Enter a password and click the OK button. WinZip will ask the password again for confirmation.

6. Continue with the "Add" dialog box to finish adding files/directories to the ZIP file.

7. Look at the compressed files in WinZip window, you should see a "+" sign at the end of each file name. "+" is an indicator that this file is password protected.

8. Close WinZip and run WinZip again.

9. Select menu File > Open Archive. The "Open Archive" dialog box shows up.

10. Select a ZIP file, like c:\temp\test3.zip, and click the OK button. The ZIP file will be opened inside WinZip window.

11. Select menu Actions > Extract. The Extract dialog box shows up.

12. Select a directory where you want the files to be extracted to, for example c:\temp.

13. Click the Extract button. The "Password" dialog box shows up.

14. Enter the same password you used when creating this ZIP file and click the OK button.

15. Continue with the extracting process to finish extract compressed files.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 What Is "WinZip"?

 Downloading and Installing WinZip 10.0

 Stopping WinZip Wizard Window

 Adding Files to a New ZIP File

 Adding Directories to a New ZIP File

 Extracting All Files from a ZIP File

Setting Passwords in ZIP Files

 Creating a ZIP File on Multiple Diskettes

 Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version