Password protect ZIP file in Mac OS X


In this article, we will show you how you can password protect your zip file in Mac OS X. To create a ZIP file and set the password to it using Mac, you simply need to follow the following steps:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Open folder where target file is located by running the command:
    • cd “path of folder”
  3. Run the following command:
    • zip -er “” “target file or folder”
  4. It will ask password twice.

It may take longer for large files. You can then use the encrypted file on all iOS-based devices like Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc.

Learn how to password protect a ZIP file in PHP from this tutorial.

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