How do I create a password protected ZIP archive?

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  1. mail4asim macrumors member

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    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.


    Asim
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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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
     
  3. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    This is exactly what I do for private stuff; works awesome!
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    good eh!!!
     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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

    HERE!
     
  7. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Does that allow you to create encrypted .zip files though???
     
  8. oacory macrumors regular

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    How do you rar in unrarx? I can only seem to unrar in it. it is called UNRARx.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    baha i have no idea.
     
  10. mail4asim thread starter macrumors member

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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. :confused:

    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.
     
  11. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  12. Leetut macrumors newbie

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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 :rolleyes:
     
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    just take the file on a windows machine (pc, bootcamp, virtual) and use winrar
     
  16. yey365 macrumors newbie

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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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