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Unzip/zip with password protection
Oct 18th, 2007 at 5:04pm
 
Is there any way to zip/unzip with watchDirectory and supply a password for the zipped files?
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Re: Unzip/zip with password protection
Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2007 at 6:55am
 
Hi,

At the moment, the "auto zip" plugin doesn't support encryption, this is planned for the 4.5 release. What you can do is use the "automatically run a batch file" plugin, and start a commandline ZIP program. E-Mail to upport if you need an example.

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Re: Unzip/zip with password protection
Reply #2 - Feb 19th, 2011 at 10:00am
 
Hi Gert

Please can you let me (and I guess the other WD users who read this post) when the program will support the ability to unzip password-protected zip files.

I read somewhere that the zip plugin may support password protection, but I can't find a way to specify a password that the unzip plugin should use when unzipping a zip archive.

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Re: Unzip/zip with password protection
Reply #3 - Feb 19th, 2011 at 10:30am
 
Hello Wes,

For Zipping - passwords are already supported, you can chose a fixed password or let WD generate random passwords - see http://www.watchdirectory.net/wdhelp/plugins/AutoZip_password_protect.html

For UNzipping I am not sure how I can implement this in a way useful to (most) people. Should it try using a fixed password (always try with "secretpwd") or try all passwords in a file, or ......

Before you suggest: no, the unzip plugin can not prompt the user for a password.


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