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How to Extract (Unzip) a Password Protected Zip File on Mac OS X

 

You can to open the Terminal program and use the command unzip or as alternative you can download the freeware Zipeg

Anyway if you still are experiencing difficulty, please e-mail us to support@syntheway.net in order to proceed to send you another alternative method for your purchased software.


 

1.- Unzipping a password-protected zip using Terminal

Quick tip: the default Archive Utility can't handle password protected files. If you don't have a copy of Stuffit Expander to hand, you can always open up the Terminal and use the command unzip [filename] which will prompt you for the password as described below:

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  • Click “Go” from the Finder menu

Click “Go” from the Finder menu

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  • Then click “Utilities.” Double-click “Terminal” to launch Apple's native Terminal emulator.

 

Then click “Utilities.” Double-click “Terminal” to launch Apple's native Terminal emulator.

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  • Type “unzip” followed by a space at the prompt. Drag the zip file from its folder into the terminal window. This copies the file name and its directory path into the terminal window so you don’t have to type it in. Press the “Enter” key.

 

Type “unzip” followed by a space at the prompt. Drag the zip file from its folder into the terminal window. This copies the file name and its directory path into the terminal window so you don’t have to type it in. Press the “Enter” key.

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  • Type in the password at the prompt. The file expands in the same folder as the ZIP file.

 


 

 

  

2.- Zipeg

Mac 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 or use the Terminal program. To open password protected zip in Mac OS X, follow the steps below:

zipeg 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

Note: The Terminal is a program included with all versions of Mac OS X. It is located in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder. When launched, it provides a line interface to control the underpinnings of the UNIX based operating system.


  

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