How to open password protected zip in Mac OS X

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open password protected zipMac not able to open password protected zip file by default Archive Utility. If the zip file is password protected, you need third party tools to open the zip file.

To open password protected zip in Mac OS X, follow the steps below:-

  • Download zipeg from here
  • Double click the file and drag the little sheep to your “Application” folder”
  • Double click zipeg and start the programzipeg open password protected zip file mac, open password protected zip
  • Now drag your password protected to zipeg and it will prompt you for your password
  • Once you enter the correct password, you will be able to access your files. or click on Extract button to extract it.

* Zipeg is a freeware

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6 Responses to “How to open password protected zip in Mac OS X”

  1. EndimioN says:

    this is stupid!!!! any unzip program can unzip an protected file with password if you know it XD!!!!

  2. Markus says:

    jep
    open your console… it is easy

  3. Brian says:

    Just do it in Terminal. Surprised you say how to zip in terminal but not unzip.
    Launch Terminal
    unzip yourfile.zip
    enter password
    done.

  4. JimBarritt says:

    Or you can do on the terminal line:

    > unzip myzipfile.zip

    and it will prompt you for the password

  5. chua says:

    you need to purchase a licence for betterzip. it only good for 30 days trial.

  6. fedriko says:

    Betterzip can open all password protected archives (of course, if you know the password)

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