How to Remove Password Protection on WinZip

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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.

  • Open WinZip.

  • 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.

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