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How can I extract an .xz archive graphically on Mac OS X 10.4?

Recent versions of StuffIt will extract .xz archives, but they will not run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. And using something like Fink, it should be possible to install xz-utils on 10.4, so that .xz ...
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Looking for archival solution on OSX to keep on Mac only recently used stuff

I have imagined a system that archives all docs, songs, apps etc. to an external HD drive. If docs weren't used recently on Mac then it would compress them on internal drive, latter on it would show ...
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How can I backup or archive my iPhone messages?

I'm upgrading to iOS 8 and need to make some room on my phone. Under "Usage" (in Settings), my "Messages" is over 2 GB. I assume this refers to the Messages app, including iMessages and SMS. I don't ...
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Address Book won't restore contacts from .abbu

My Address Book won't restore contacts from my address book archive (.abbu). I sync my address book with iCloud. A couple weeks ago, Address Book told me there were some inconsistancies in my ...
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Save program from iPad to Mac

I bought some program for iPad and this program became crucial for my work - if the iPad will corrupt/+developer delete the program from AppStore I will be in great trouble. So, my question is how ...
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Readable iPhoto library archive

I have a very large iPhoto library and a part of it is old and doesn't have to be modified. To distinguish this part from my whole iPhoto library I will name it "2000_archive". The version of iPhoto ...
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Archiving Apple Mail to an External Drive

Thanks for reading - I'm not necessarily attached to using the "archive" function in Apple Mail: the important thing for me is to keep ancient emails on an external drive, so that if I want to read ...
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Automate daily saving of webarchive?

Is it possible to automate the saving of a webpage (using .webarchive format) using either Automator (in a background process) or using Terminal? Thanks in advance.
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Mail.app in OS X — IMAP and Archive Mailbox subfolder creation

I am using Mail.app with an IMAP .com email address: For some reason, at 10.9, Mail changed and now the special "Archive" Mailbox doesn't allow for new subfolders to be added within the "Archive". ...
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How can I retrieve image files from a damaged zip archive file?

When i tried to unzip using the Mac default Archive zip utility and the error message: Error 1 - Operation not permitted. Then I tried using 7zx and got the error message: Cannot open the files as ...
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Apple Mail.app hides Archive folder - how to get it to show

I use Mail.app with FastMail. Mostly, it just works. However, when I start up Mail it never shows the Archive folder. The Archive button will move mail to it, but it's not there. The Goto mailbox ...
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Moving individual Mailbox to external drive

Does anyone know if it's possible to move a "Mailbox" in Apple Mail to an external drive? I have a relatively small SSD drive, and I'd like to create an Archive mailbox on an external drive. I don't ...
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some file system operations very slow, ssd

(macbook air 2012, noticed before I upgraded to mavericks) on my SSD, newly downloaded files or newly created folders take a very long time to be moved, viewed, or examined. I have 1/5th of the free ...
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Extract jpeg File

Often files are hidden in .jpg files simply by opening them up with 7zip, then closing them again. Mac OS X archive utility does not have this ability. Is there any software available for osx that ...
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Automator: Unzip and Move files to replace older versions of the same file

So I don't know if this is even possible but here is our current workflow: I have a file that gets passed from one person to the next depending on what step it's at. When the file if finished the ...
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Applescript to import mail with attachments into devonthink that would expand archived files

My workflow is to tag and put all incoming docs from Mail.app into Devonthink. I do this with Applescript. Script is working fine for me with one exception - I do not know how to make it expand .zip ...
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Hidden files in archives

When I download any archive file and unpack it, it looks good, but if I copy it to usb stick or lan drive, windows clients see copy of each file with a dot in name. Looks like it's a mac os' system ...
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Jarfiles opening in Unarchiver?

I'm primarily a Java programmer and I work with a lot of executable jar files. I found this morning when I booted up my MacBook that all of my jar files now default to open with The Unarchiver rather ...
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Preserve subfolders when archiving in Outlook for Mac

Outlook for Mac 2011 (14.2.2) doesn't appear to have any archive (auto, or otherwise) functionality. Most of the advice on the web seems to suggest rule based archiving, however this seems to only ...
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windows like (context menu) unzipper in mac?

Is there an app that acts like windows-based unzipper? I don't want my unarchiver unzip when I click a zipped file. I rather want to right click then click 'unzip' or something similar. Update: I ...
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Need a rule to set archived incoming e-mails as read

This question was asked before, but the answer was just to use Mail 6.x with Mountain Lion -- and that's not working for me. The question is: I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming ...
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What's your strategy for archiving emails in Mail.app? Do you archive your Sent & Trashed emails too?

I'm using Mail.app + IMAP email accounts for my email. I want to be able to archive all my email and make them searchable. Currently I copy the previous month's email from my IMAP folders to local ...
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Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?

I am looking for a software to handle archives on OS X. I know there are many of them quite easy to find, but none seems to have the most basic feature that most Windows archive applications have: ...
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How to label text files as such in zip archive

I am told, about a zip archive I created under Mavericks from the Finder File menu, with a directory containing both pdf and text files: "No file is labelled as text by zipinfo". People ask me to use ...
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Change destination mailbox of Command+Control+A in Mail

In my Mail.app, I have only one account set up, which is an Exchange account. When I click on a message on my Inbox (which is a server folder), and press Command+Control+A to archive it, Mail.app ...
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Can I create a self-extracting archive for Mac?

In Windows I can create self-extracting archives, which end in exe instead of rar, and then you don't need to have an unarchiver available to extract them. How can I create a self-extracting archive ...
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Automate archive of files across multiple subfolders + rename?

Part of a project I'm working on requires me to take the contents of dozens of subfolders and compress them into a single archive per subfolder. I'm running OS X 10.9. I attempted this method from ...
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Is it possible to create a compressed file protected by password that can be opened on Mac & PC?

Is it possible, on a Mac, to create a password-protected zip file, that can be decompressed on a PC and on Mac without problems? Is there a free way to do it if possible?
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Download files and keep archive

Is there a way to keep the archive of a downloaded file/folder? Currently, the archive is moved directly to the Trash can as soon as the content is expanded. Thanks Update: screenshot following MK's ...
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Removing archived messages from Mail app in Mavericks

I've noticed that I have just over 20GB worth of archived messages on my SSD eating valuable space. I suspect it is the attachments that is taking the majority of it. Is there a way to stop archiving ...
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How to change the Mail “Archive” folder for email account/s?

On OS X 10.8.3, in Mail, is there a way to change the account folder that the "Archive" button sends the mail messages to? For example, on GMail it should go into "All Mail".
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Duplicate archive subfolders with Mail.app

I have a strange problem with Mail and I cannot understand if it's a bug or not. When I archive a message, Mail creates duplicated subfolders. They are called "On my Mac" and they are located under ...
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How can I create a zip archive for Windows and Linux users?

In Finder, when I create an archive ("Compress items..."), the resulting zip archive has .DS_Store files in folders and files have resource forks. How can I create a zip archive suitable for cross ...
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Why extracted .app file appears in Finder 3.1 Mb and in bash only 102 bytes?

I extracted atMonitor using Archive Utility and The Unarchiver and in both cases it appears in the Finder as 3.1Mb and in bash only 102 bytes. Strange is that I can execute it and I can look in the ...
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How do I setup Apple Mail to automatically move old email to the Archive folder?

I want Apple Mail to automatically move all email, read and unread, to the Archive folder IF it's past a certain date. I want this move to take effect on ALL my devices (mac,iPad,iPhone,etc). How can ...
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Not able to extract any .gz or .tar file (Mac OS X 10.5.8)

I have Mac OS X 10.5.8. I am not able to extract .tar or .tgz files with any of the extractor utilities (Mac OS Default Archiver or WinZip or 7zip or any other, I have tried almost all possible). ...
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Facebook app on iPad crashes every time I want to go into messages [closed]

I have an iPad 3, updated to iOS 6.0.1. I can use my Facebook app well in every department apart from messages. In both the top display and side display, when I click on the messages option the ...
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how to make an “archive” button for Mail.app in mac os x mountain lion to work with gmail accounts?

has anyone tried to build an "archive" button for apple mail to move mails from the Inbox to All Mail in Mail.app (Mountain lion)? there is this page: http://stl.techinno.nl/archive/ but it wont ...
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Can I fix things so Archive Utility doesn't hang on all zip files?

I am using Mac OS X 10.8.2. I don't know exactly when it started (might have been after the upgrade to 10.8.2, but not sure), but now, any zip file I try to open starts up 'Archive Utility', but then ...
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Software for managing Word files (doc, docx) archive

I have an archive of .doc/.docx files, which I'm frequently using to pull some information. I'm looking for some software that would allow me to search through the content of all these files (Mac OS X ...
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Archiving mail from Mail.app

In Microsoft Outlook I archive my mail by creating various archive files on the local disk. Can I do something similar to this with Mail.app? I would like to archive some of my iCloud email on my ...
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Can I change compression settings on built-in archive utility?

I have a bunch of files I want to compress to stick in my dropbox account (as a single archive file.) When I select all the files in Finder and right click, I get the choice to "compress", which does ...
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Files in ISO DIsappear When Mounted

Some time ago I downloaded a QuickLook plugin that allowed me to look at the files in an ISO called Suspicious Package. I used this to inspect the contents of an ISO and it displayed this: And ...
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Compressed archive in Lion creates a root-level “Archive” folder in .zip file

I'm trying to compress 5 files into an Archive.zip Selecting the 5 files and using Finder's built in Compress feature, the resulting Archive.zip contains a root level folder name "Archive", which in ...
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Back up iChat logs to Gmail?

Is it possible to automatically back up iChats to Gmail? There used to be a program called Chatalog but it's discontinued now. Some details about Chatalog: Chatalog is a powerful app for ...
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Find which RAR file is bad

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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How do I confirm that an audio CD has been converted to bin/cue bit for bit

I am archiving my CD collection onto an external hard drive. I have been using Toast to create bin/cue files so that I will have an exact copy of each CD. However, many of the bin/cue files are being ...
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apple mail 4.5 max. mbox export size limited to approx. 4.7GB

following is a problem that we have been trying to solve for a while now... we are attempting to archive a couple of rather large mail folders from within apple mail, they contain in excess of 20000 ...
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Can a normal Mac OS system open zip and tar archives?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...
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How do I get archive to work in Mail.app in Lion?

I can't get archive to work on Lion. When I choose archive in Mail.app it creates a folder called Archived. That's not what I want. When I choose delete it doesn't remove the message from my inbox. It ...