Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems have native support for zip compression and decompression called Compressed Folders or zipped folders.
You set Windows Photo Viewer or Windows Live Photo Gallery as the default program to open images on a computer that is running Windows 7. You compress an image and apply password protection to the resulting compressed (.zip) file.
Windows’ own native compression tool does not support it but many other well-known tools like 7-Zip, WinZip, WinRAR, etc. do support this.
How to password protect zip files in windows XP ... Repeat steps one to four until all the files are copied to your compressed folder.
In short, we didn’t need a third-party file compressing utility like 7-Zip in order to create a password protected zip file in Windows XP.
To prevent adding or deleting files in the compressed folder, right-click on it and choose "Properties": check the "Read-only" checkbox and click "OK". Unfortunately, Windows 7 doesn't let you do much more with zip files: to password-protect it, you either need to download a utility like WinZip, or use...
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Yep, there's definitely an File/Add Password entry in Windows XP when you are exploring the zip folder. I don't know about Vista... 1/25/2009 4:58 PM | Peter Ritchie. # re: Windows 7 – Adding Password to Compressed Folder Missing. Welcome to 2008.
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You can compress the files in zip in Windows XP as well.