Creating Password Protected Zip Files in Mac

Instructions for using the Terminal to create password protected zip files in Mac.

  1. Create a Folder on the Desktop.
  2. Place the Files you wish to Zip within the folder.
  3. Select the Search Icon in the upper right corner.
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  4. Search for the Terminal.
  5. Select Terminal.
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  6. Enter zip -er NAMEOFZIPFILE.zip
  7. Enter a space.
  8. Drag and Drop the Folder on the desktop into the terminal.
  9. Select Enter/Return.
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  10. Enter a Password.
    NOTE: It will not visually display anything to know you are typing when entering a password.
  11. Reenter the Password.
  12. Select Enter/Return.
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  13. To get to the new ZIP file, select Finder then All My Files.

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