Add Password Protection To Any File From Your Browser

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Apps like Microsoft’s Office Suite have built-in password protection for files. Adobe’s Acrobat app has one too in case you want to password protect a PDF file. There are few other apps out there that allow you to add a password to a file and the go-to solution for adding password protection to any file is to simply zip it, and add a password during the compression process. If you ever find yourself working on a system that doesn’t have an app for zipping files, you can give ZipIt a try. It’s a web browser based encryption app that lets you lock any file with a password. It works entirely in your browser with no installation of any kind required.

Visit ZipIt and select the file you want to lock.

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Once the file has been selected, the app will prompt you to set a password for it.

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After the password is set, you will be asked to download a password locked copy of the file (the original remains unchanged).

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The file downloads with an HTML extension which isn’t anything to worry about and definitely nothing to change. To unlock the file, double-click it to open it in your browser (or just drag & drop it on a browser window). You will be asked to enter the password to unlock the file.  Once you’ve entered the correct password, you will be able to download the unlocked version.

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Zipit seems like a good solution for when you need to lock a file on the go and your go-to tool/app isn’t available. It doesn’t store your files which is a good thing but the app doesn’t state what encryption technology they use so perhaps you might not want to use it for something that is especially sensitive.

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