Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.61, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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