How to Remove Password Protection on WinZip
By Ava Fails
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.
Open the protected file from which you want to remove the password information.
Type the password in the pop-up box and extract the files.
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.
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.