How to Remove Password Protection on WinZip

by Ava Fails
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WinZip is a utility for managing .zip files in Windows. As with most utility software, WinZip has security features for compressing and sending confidential files. Zip files can be password-protected to ensure safe arrival of sensitive information. Software companies have created programs that will remove the password protection for you, but these programs often cost a lot of money. Save yourself time and money with this simple workaround for removing the password from WinZip files.

Step 1

Open WinZip.

Step 2

Open the protected file from which you want to remove the password information.

Step 3

Type the password in the pop-up box and extract the files.

Step 4

Select the files and create a new .zip file without the password encryption.

Delete the old encrypted file. The new file will not include the password protection.


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About the Author

Ava Fails has worked professionally as a writer for over five years in genres ranging from technical writing to web content development. In addition to writing, Fails' educational background includes five years of study in computer graphics.

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