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Old Feb 17, 2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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How do I create a password protected ZIP archive?

Is there a free software that allows to create password protected zip/rar archives ?

I have searched all over and can't seem to find a free utility for mac.


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Old Feb 17, 2009, 02:56 AM   #2
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Disk Utility is your best friend!!!!!


1. Open disk utility
2. File>New>Blank Disk Image
3. Select name, & size. Encryption will be 128, or 256 whatever you choose (if you choose none you cannot choose a password). Image format you can choose a spare partition, which makes the disk size only as large as the items in it(think of it as a flash drive if you choose sparse).
4. Click "create"

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Old Feb 17, 2009, 03:27 AM   #3
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Disk Utility is your best friend!!!!!


1. Open disk utility
2. File>New>Blank Disk Image
3. Select name, & size. Encryption will be 128, or 256 whatever you choose (if you choose none you cannot choose a password). Image format you can choose a spare partition, which makes the disk size only as large as the items in it(think of it as a flash drive if you choose sparse).
4. Click "create"

hope this helps
This is exactly what I do for private stuff; works awesome!
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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This is exactly what I do for private stuff; works awesome!
good eh!!!
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2. File>New>Blank Disk Image
But that's not what the OP asked for... maybe he wants to send something password protected over to a friend using Windows. A disk image would be of no great use, but a .zip would.
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But that's not what the OP asked for... maybe he wants to send something password protected over to a friend using Windows. A disk image would be of no great use, but a .zip would.
well then he should download UnRarX then shouldnt he!!!

HERE!
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well then he should download UnRarX then shouldnt he!!!

HERE!
Does that allow you to create encrypted .zip files though???
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How do you rar in unrarx? I can only seem to unrar in it. it is called UNRARx.
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Does that allow you to create encrypted .zip files though???
baha i have no idea.
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 07:48 PM   #10
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Thank you all for looking into this. What I am trying to do is create a ZIP or a RAR file of a few pics and send it to another friend who's running windows. On windows there are several FREE programs that would do this. But I'm having a real hard time finding such a FREE program for Mac.

I have gone through Macupdate and VersionTracker and still can't find anything. I am sure that has to be a free program that let's you create password protect zip / rar files.
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 10:23 PM   #11
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If you're not afraid of the Terminal you can do this through there.
Code:
zip -e zipname.zip file1.txt other.doc picture.jpg
It'll ask for a password then to verify password and ta da.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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almost 4 years have passed and theres still no program to create a password protected zip?

i am afraid of terminal actually, totally refuse to use it, its why i bought a mac to simplify things
copying: zip -e zipname.zip file1.txt other.doc picture.jpg into terminal gives
zip warning: name not matched: file1.txt
zip warning: name not matched: other.doc
zip warning: name not matched: picture.jpg

zip error: Nothing to do! (zipname.zip)

probably because im not trying to zip picture.jpg or file1.txt and how is it supposed to know where my file is located?
i dont understand terminal only english!


unarchiver and the other unrarx both do the opposite of what i want

and disk utility is not what i want

looks like i need to ebay this imac junk and buy a pc then
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 09:47 AM   #13
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Thera are a few actually. For instance:

Keka (free) http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32512/keka
or Archiver (shareware) http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33398/archiver
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Thera are a few actually. For instance:

Keka (free) http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32512/keka
or Archiver (shareware) http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33398/archiver
There is also Stuff it but that costs money.
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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just take the file on a windows machine (pc, bootcamp, virtual) and use winrar
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 08:28 AM   #16
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Password protected Zip files

Use the terminal and enter "zip -ejr [name] [path to folder]" less the quotes. As an example zip -ejr test \Desktop\zipmeup

The zip will also be encrypted and the command will prompt you for a password as part of the creation.
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