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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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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 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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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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Swipe settings in El Capitan Mail.app

This is a different question from this. Is anybody able to develop a Terminal command that will change the behaviour of swipe settings in Mail? By default swipe right is 'Mark as Unread/Read' while ...
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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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How do I extract an ECM archive in Mac OS X Lion?

I came across a ECM archive that I need to extract. The Unarchiver can't handle this format, and I'm not sure about other utilities. How do I extract ECM in Mac OS X Lion?
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Unarchive a file with a set of provided password list

Is there a possibility like in jDownloader, where password protected files are automatically extracted by trying all passwords one by one which are provided by the user? Something like this: $ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Trying to find file location of Mac Mail Smartboxes so that I can run automatic email archiver

I'm currently working on a MacBook late 2008 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I use Mac Mail for my email. I have created smart mailboxes to collect together emails that relate to a project number. When ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Batch compress multiple folders into individual zip files

I have dozens of folders that I need to compress into individual zip files. If I select all of these folders in the Finder and do "Compress [X] Items," I get one zip file containing all of the ...
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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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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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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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Archived Messages Reappear in the Mail App Inbox

I'm using Gmail on my iPhone 6 (IOS 9.1). When I archive some messages (by swiping left on the message in the Mail.app), they disappear from my Inbox, then get added right back a second or two later. ...
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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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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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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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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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RSS reader and archiver application?

I am looking for a decent RSS reader app that would double up as an archiver. It would let me flag any posts that I find valuable for PERMANENT storage in a database. Even when the blog is no longer ...
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Not able to see the archive option

Just got a new mac. When I right click a .zip file, I don't see the Decompress/Archive option. Do I need to download something or change a configuration option?
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Archive not shown in Mail.app on Yosemite

I'm not sure what happened, but I don't see Archive mailbox in Mail.app. Compared to iCloud.com, there is a Archive directory. Wha might be wrong? How can I bring back the Archive box in ...
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List contents and extract individual files from password protected archive file

I want to list contents of a compressed archive file, then choose some individual files to be extracted. Archive is password protected. I tried Unarchiver and Keka but it seems none of them has a ...
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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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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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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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How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility?

How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility? That is, I'd like to right-click on a directory and tar and zip it. Yes I know how to work with tar from the shell: tar zcvf ../foo.tgz . ...
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Can MacOSX 10.7 open tar.lzma files [closed]

Can the tar command included by default on MacOSX 10.7 open tar.lzma (or tar.xz) archives? If it helps to answer I have a sample file here. You could test by opening a Terminal and issuing: curl ...
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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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Extending searching into the archives folder in Mail.app

When I'm doing a search into my mailbox, Mail is not looking into the archives folder, and that is pretty annoying. I checked "Look into every folder" into the preferences, but it doesn't change ...
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An app that can scan archive files and delete them

I'm looking for an app that have this features: Scan all archive files inside a directory (say, Downloads folder) Determine whether if I have already extracted the archive files or not (inside the ...
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How to send and archive emails from iPhone or iPad?

In gmail, I have a button that both sends and archives a message at once. When I send emails from my iPad or iPhone, the messages stay in the inbox. Is there a setting I can use to make the mobile ...
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“Read only” 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 ...