Windows 10: Unzipping password protected Zip files issue

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  1. Sprootle Win User

    Unzipping password protected Zip files issue


    I've been trying to find a definitive answer to this question on the internet but can't seem to find one!

    Can you unzip a password protected Zip file in Windows 10 without using third-party software?

    The reason for asking is because a colleague of mine is sending these zip files to clients but some of clients are coming back to her saying they can't open them (I don't know if they're getting error messages or not) so she emailed me one of these files the same way she sends them to the clients, for me to test.

    I can't open them myself using Windows 10 whether the file is saved on my machine or directly from the email:

    Unzipping password protected Zip files issue [​IMG]


    However, I can open them as normal using the third-party 7-Zip program without issue. She is using WinRAR to create these Zips.

    I know you have to use third-party software (unless you are still using XP!) to create password protected Zips but don't know if you have to when unzipping. I thought Windows 10 (or 7 for that matter) would do it, as long as you have the password of course and it is a Zip extension and not a Rar or other.

    Hope you can help and thank you.

    :)
     
    Sprootle, Sep 10, 2018
    #1
  2. lacrumb Win User

    Windows 10 - Remembering Password Protected Files

    Was the zipped file passworded before zipping?

    After unzipping did you password protect the file?
     
    lacrumb, Sep 10, 2018
    #2
  3. Unable to unzip pictures to windows photo viewer

    Hi Carol,

    you might face such issues if the file is zipped.

    I suggest you to unzip the file and check.

    To do so follow the steps below.

    Open File Explorer and find the zipped folder.
    • To unzip the entire folder, right-click (or press and hold) it, select
      Extract All,
      then follow the instructions.
    • To unzip a single file or folder, double-click the zipped folder to open it. Then, drag or copy the item from the zipped folder to a new location.

    Reply us with the status of the issue in regards with Windows Photo Viewer. Your reply is important to assist you better.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Sep 10, 2018
    #3
  4. Arul_D Win User

    Unzipping password protected Zip files issue

    .zip can't be set to File Explorer

    Hello Kathleen,

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.


    • Type Default programs
      in the search bar and press enter

    • Click on choose default programs by file type

    • Select .zip
      and select File Explorer
    Also you can visit the below link Zip and unzip files.
    (Steps applies to Windows 10).

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/zip-unzip-files

    Hope this helps. Post us with status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Arul_D, Sep 10, 2018
    #4
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