Bug 458136 - Create password protected .zip file
Create password protected .zip file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file-roller (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-06 12:31 EDT by Pedro Silva
Modified: 2010-06-28 06:42 EDT (History)
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Description Pedro Silva 2008-08-06 12:31:47 EDT
Description of problem:

I'm trying to create a password-protected .zip file. Although I use the menu option Edit -> Password, enter a password and press OK, the .zip file remains unprotected.

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How reproducible:

Open file-roller.
Press New button.
Type the filename and select .zip from file type list.
Add a file to your filename.zip.
Use menu option Edit -> Password, type a password and press OK.
Close file-roller.
Open filename.zip with file-roller or unzip, no password asked.
Comment 1 Kevin 2008-08-16 21:57:42 EDT
Its a very bad implementation but you actually have to enable the password BEFORE adding the files. This isn't overly clear and doesn't make much sense - but it does work.

I have verified that with rar or zip if you set passwords after adding your files, they do not take effect. If you set the password first, all is well.

Assigning bug as this is really bad from a usability point of view and should be fixed.
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