Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1308683
Password protected zips created with file-roller cannot be opened with Winzip.
Last modified: 2018-02-01 20:58:43 EST
Description of problem:
Password protected zip files created with file-roller cannot be opened by Winzip.
This is a common way to securely email sensitive documents. Create a password protected zip file containing the documents, then email it. Unfortunately, the archive created by file-roller cannot be opened by Windows users using Winzip.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a password protected zip archive using file-roller
2. Email it to a Windows user
3. Have the user open the password protected archive in Winzip.
Winzip will throw an error and won't open the zip.
Winzip should be able to open the zip.
This may be due to the encryption algorithm used by file-roller. 7zip offers 2 encryption methods (ZipCrypto and AES-256). ZipCrypto seems to be compatible with Winzip.