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 Video Instructions

Video instructions showing to create a password protected ZIP file using ezyZip.

How do I create password protected Zip file?

To secure a zip file with a password, please adhere to the following steps.
  1. First add the files you wish to include in the password locked Zip archive.
  2. (Optional) Set the desired compression level by clicking the down arrow next to "Zip Files".
  3. Click "Zip Files". It will bring up the password form.
    Click Zip Files once you have added all the files
  4. Input your desired password for encrypting the ZIP file, then click on "Set Password". This will initiate the file compression process.
    Click here to start compressing zip file with password
  5. Once all the files are compressed, click "Save ZIP File" to save the archive to your selected destination folder.

    Save the password protected ZIP file to local drive

Is the password secure?

The files are encrypted using AES encryption, a globally recognized standard, for securing your ZIP files. Make sure to use a unique password with numbers and symbols to ensure it is not vulnerable to a dictionary attack. For extra security, make sure to use unique passwords on each new ZIP file.

Can I share my password-protected ZIP files?

Yes, you sure can share the ZIP files, but ensure to share the password securely and separately.

How do I open a password-protected ZIP file?

To open a password-protected ZIP file, youll need a archive software (e.g. ezyZip password protected zip extractor) that supports password protection; when prompted, enter the password youve set.

What operating system and browser does ezyZip support?

ezyZip is an online tool that supports any OS that can run a modern browser. We have tested it to work with Windows, MacOS, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, Debian), Android, ChromeOS (Chromebook), iOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch).

We are continuously updating the system, so ensure you are using the latest version of one of the popular browsers or their variants. (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera).

Please let us know via the feedback form if you have any issues.

What is a zip file?

The .zip extension is the most common archive format utilised across the internet for storing a collection of files and directories in a single compressed file. This compressed file can easily be shared between users (e.g. via e-mail)

Just think of it as a directory that may contain files and more sub-directories once it is opened by a zip utility program. It compresses the data using a lossless algorithm meaning there is no file quality degradation like in some compression formats (e.g. mp3, jpeg). The compression algorithm can vary however the most common is DEFLATE. The standard is constantly evolving with new algorithm and encryption options are added at regular intervals.

ezyZip offers various options to manipulate zip files including zipping individual files, create a zipped folder, extracting zip files or converting zip files.

Need help zipping files with native tools? Check out guides for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

What is ezyZip?

ezyZip is a free zip and unzip online file compression tool that lets you zip files into an archive. It also supports unzip, allowing you to uncompress archived zip, zipx, rar, tar, tar.gz, 7z, and various other archive formats.

Unlike other zip and unzip online utilities, ezyZip does not require you to upload or download files to a server. There are no file size limits, allowing you to create large compressed files. It runs locally as a browser app, thus making it much quicker than other similar zip and unzip online tools. This also ensures your privacy will be protected as no file data will leave your browser.