Put a Password on a Zip Archive in Mac OS
Do you have a lot of secret stuff you need to compress? Perhaps you don't want anyone to see your massive collection of kitten pictures? Here's how to create a compressed archive with a password on it in Mac OS.
- Open a Terminal window
- Change to the directory where your files are that you want zipped (cd /your/secret/files)
- Enter this command zip -e secrets.zip secrets/* , where secrets.zip is the name of your to-be-created archive and secrets is the directory where they reside
- Enter your desired password in response to the prompts