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G

Guest

I wanted to protect a folder bt compressing and password protecting using
windows XP Home. The drive is NTFS.
However I cannot find the new compressed folder option on the File Menu. If
I use send option (right click on folder) it creates a zipped folder (Winzip).
Am I missing someting or does winzip stop the windows option from working.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Neil,

When you install WinZip, the installation procedure automatically associates
WinZip with .zip file type. You can Password protect the files using WinZip
itself.

From WinZip 8.0 help file:

<quote>
WinZip® uses the industry standard Zip 2.0 encryption format. Password
protecting files in a Zip file provides a measure of protection against
casual users who don't have the password and are trying to determine the
contents of your files. The Zip 2.0 encryption format, however, is not as
secure as DES and the RSA public key formats used by programs such as PGP,
and does not provide absolute protection against determined individuals with
advanced cryptographic tools.

Note: there are two reasons why WinZip does not implement a more secure
encryption format: (1) a different format would not be compatible with the
Zip 2.0 standard, so other Zip utilities would not be able to decrypt the
files, and (2) there are currently severe U.S. government restrictions on
the export of encryption technology. If you require strong encryption, we
recommend you use a specialized encryption software instead of the Zip 2.0
encryption format.

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Follow these steps to password protect files in an archive:

1. Open or create an archive. If you are using the New dialog box, uncheck
the Add Dialog checkbox at the right of the dialog box.
2. In the Add dialog box, click the Password button, and type a password.
</quote>

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

On the other hand, if you wish to restore the Windows XP Zip file
integration quickly, type this command from Start, Run dialog:

REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLL

Then, run this command:

REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL

See also:

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I wanted to protect a folder bt compressing and password protecting using
windows XP Home. The drive is NTFS.
However I cannot find the new compressed folder option on the File Menu. If
I use send option (right click on folder) it creates a zipped folder
(Winzip).
Am I missing someting or does winzip stop the windows option from working.
 
G

Guest

Thanks for that

However should have mentioned you are talking to an idiot.

I thought that Archive files were created in outlook, is that correct or am
I totally on the wrong foot.

When I followed your commands in the run window, if I type both I end up
back where I started regards winzip taking over.
If I run just the first command REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLLand then try to
create a compressed file I get and invalid registry error. A file is created
but when I try and copy items into it it tells me that the folder is
corrupted.

Help

Neil
--
Neil


Ramesh said:
Neil,

When you install WinZip, the installation procedure automatically associates
WinZip with .zip file type. You can Password protect the files using WinZip
itself.

From WinZip 8.0 help file:

<quote>
WinZip® uses the industry standard Zip 2.0 encryption format. Password
protecting files in a Zip file provides a measure of protection against
casual users who don't have the password and are trying to determine the
contents of your files. The Zip 2.0 encryption format, however, is not as
secure as DES and the RSA public key formats used by programs such as PGP,
and does not provide absolute protection against determined individuals with
advanced cryptographic tools.

Note: there are two reasons why WinZip does not implement a more secure
encryption format: (1) a different format would not be compatible with the
Zip 2.0 standard, so other Zip utilities would not be able to decrypt the
files, and (2) there are currently severe U.S. government restrictions on
the export of encryption technology. If you require strong encryption, we
recommend you use a specialized encryption software instead of the Zip 2.0
encryption format.

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Follow these steps to password protect files in an archive:

1. Open or create an archive. If you are using the New dialog box, uncheck
the Add Dialog checkbox at the right of the dialog box.
2. In the Add dialog box, click the Password button, and type a password.
</quote>

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

On the other hand, if you wish to restore the Windows XP Zip file
integration quickly, type this command from Start, Run dialog:

REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLL

Then, run this command:

REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL

See also:

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I wanted to protect a folder bt compressing and password protecting using
windows XP Home. The drive is NTFS.
However I cannot find the new compressed folder option on the File Menu. If
I use send option (right click on folder) it creates a zipped folder
(Winzip).
Am I missing someting or does winzip stop the windows option from working.
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Neil,

Archive is a general term.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=archive

In this context, it refers to WinZip archive/zip

Run the 2nd command also. It restore the native .zip file association.
Logoff and login back, and then create a new "Compressed Folder"

Have you checked this document?

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Thanks for that

However should have mentioned you are talking to an idiot.

I thought that Archive files were created in outlook, is that correct or am
I totally on the wrong foot.

When I followed your commands in the run window, if I type both I end up
back where I started regards winzip taking over.
If I run just the first command REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLLand then try to
create a compressed file I get and invalid registry error. A file is created
but when I try and copy items into it it tells me that the folder is
corrupted.

Help

Neil
--
Neil


Ramesh said:
Neil,

When you install WinZip, the installation procedure automatically
associates
WinZip with .zip file type. You can Password protect the files using
WinZip
itself.

From WinZip 8.0 help file:

<quote>
WinZip® uses the industry standard Zip 2.0 encryption format. Password
protecting files in a Zip file provides a measure of protection against
casual users who don't have the password and are trying to determine the
contents of your files. The Zip 2.0 encryption format, however, is not as
secure as DES and the RSA public key formats used by programs such as PGP,
and does not provide absolute protection against determined individuals
with
advanced cryptographic tools.

Note: there are two reasons why WinZip does not implement a more secure
encryption format: (1) a different format would not be compatible with
the
Zip 2.0 standard, so other Zip utilities would not be able to decrypt the
files, and (2) there are currently severe U.S. government restrictions on
the export of encryption technology. If you require strong encryption, we
recommend you use a specialized encryption software instead of the Zip 2.0
encryption format.

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Follow these steps to password protect files in an archive:

1. Open or create an archive. If you are using the New dialog box,
uncheck
the Add Dialog checkbox at the right of the dialog box.
2. In the Add dialog box, click the Password button, and type a password.
</quote>

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

On the other hand, if you wish to restore the Windows XP Zip file
integration quickly, type this command from Start, Run dialog:

REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLL

Then, run this command:

REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL

See also:

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I wanted to protect a folder bt compressing and password protecting using
windows XP Home. The drive is NTFS.
However I cannot find the new compressed folder option on the File Menu.
If
I use send option (right click on folder) it creates a zipped folder
(Winzip).
Am I missing someting or does winzip stop the windows option from working.
 
G

Guest

Hi

Yes I have checked the article and have managed to create a folder although
I still had error messages.

What I do not fully understand is that the password stops you
moving/downloading etc but I can still open the file without a password. Is
this correct?

--
Neil


Ramesh said:
Neil,

Archive is a general term.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=archive

In this context, it refers to WinZip archive/zip

Run the 2nd command also. It restore the native .zip file association.
Logoff and login back, and then create a new "Compressed Folder"

Have you checked this document?

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Thanks for that

However should have mentioned you are talking to an idiot.

I thought that Archive files were created in outlook, is that correct or am
I totally on the wrong foot.

When I followed your commands in the run window, if I type both I end up
back where I started regards winzip taking over.
If I run just the first command REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLLand then try to
create a compressed file I get and invalid registry error. A file is created
but when I try and copy items into it it tells me that the folder is
corrupted.

Help

Neil
--
Neil


Ramesh said:
Neil,

When you install WinZip, the installation procedure automatically
associates
WinZip with .zip file type. You can Password protect the files using
WinZip
itself.

From WinZip 8.0 help file:

<quote>
WinZip® uses the industry standard Zip 2.0 encryption format. Password
protecting files in a Zip file provides a measure of protection against
casual users who don't have the password and are trying to determine the
contents of your files. The Zip 2.0 encryption format, however, is not as
secure as DES and the RSA public key formats used by programs such as PGP,
and does not provide absolute protection against determined individuals
with
advanced cryptographic tools.

Note: there are two reasons why WinZip does not implement a more secure
encryption format: (1) a different format would not be compatible with
the
Zip 2.0 standard, so other Zip utilities would not be able to decrypt the
files, and (2) there are currently severe U.S. government restrictions on
the export of encryption technology. If you require strong encryption, we
recommend you use a specialized encryption software instead of the Zip 2.0
encryption format.

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Follow these steps to password protect files in an archive:

1. Open or create an archive. If you are using the New dialog box,
uncheck
the Add Dialog checkbox at the right of the dialog box.
2. In the Add dialog box, click the Password button, and type a password.
</quote>

Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.

On the other hand, if you wish to restore the Windows XP Zip file
integration quickly, type this command from Start, Run dialog:

REGSVR32 /u ZIPFLDR.DLL

Then, run this command:

REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL

See also:

How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306531

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I wanted to protect a folder bt compressing and password protecting using
windows XP Home. The drive is NTFS.
However I cannot find the new compressed folder option on the File Menu.
If
I use send option (right click on folder) it creates a zipped folder
(Winzip).
Am I missing someting or does winzip stop the windows option from working.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Neil,

Nope. You can freely move/download the .zip file, but you need a password to
extract/view the files inside.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Hi

Yes I have checked the article and have managed to create a folder although
I still had error messages.

What I do not fully understand is that the password stops you
moving/downloading etc but I can still open the file without a password. Is
this correct?
 
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