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The Decrypt Dialog

The Decrypt window appears when an encrypted file must be extracted and WinZip® needs to obtain the encryption password.

Note that files are extracted not only for the Unzip or Extract actions but also when you view or open a file (e.g., by double clicking it) and when you use actions such as Test, Unzip and Install, and Unzip and Try. When an encrypted file is temporarily extracted for these actions, WinZip will automatically wipe the temporary file prior to deleting it.

To use the dialog:

  • Type the password in the Enter password edit field.
  • Tip: check the Hide the password check box to prevent the password from being displayed as you type it.
  • Click OK to begin extracting the file(s).

See also

About Encryption

Using Encryption

Wipe Feature