A type of file compression used to save space for storage or transfer. Very common due to built in support in both the Mac OS and Windows OS.

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How can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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Unzipping an archive, the folder icon appears under the archive

I double-click the .zip, and the resultant folder shows up here: Annoying, but eh. Is there any way to fix this? Similarly, anything downloaded to the folder shows up in the top left, piling on top ...
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Do ZIP files preserve all HFS+ features, when created using Finder's Compress command?

Is it a good idea to backup a directory on a HFS+ filesystem by using the Finder's Compress function, and then copying the ZIP file to a FAT32 hard disc, or to Dropbox, etc? Or might that cause data ...
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How to zip/unzip while keeping lock attribute?

When I zip/unzip a locked file, I lose lock attribute. Is there any way to keep the lock attribute while zip/unzip files? If there's no way, is there any other compressing file format which can keep ...
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Error opening a zip file: No such file or directory?

After 25 years on PCs I am delighting in learning all I can about working with my new Mac and OS X Mavericks. I tried just now to open a zip file but was interrupted when an Archive Utility dialog ...
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Extract zip file to different location without Terminal

Without third-party software, is there a way to extract a zip file to a different location without using Terminal? I realize I could use unzip file.zip -d /path/to/destination, but I'd love to do it ...
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Converting filenames with embedded backslashes to directory tree

I recently extracted a ZIP file that I expected to contain a path hierarchy but turned out to be a flat archive of files with backslashes in the filenames. So I ended up with something like: $ ls -1d ...
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Burn folder equivalent for creating zip files

Is it possible to create a directory to group aliased files and folders together with a view to compressing them? Ideally I will create an alias to each file and folder within the main folder and ...
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iOS 7: Unzipping zip files, natively [closed]

I'm working on an iPad app and I need to be able to download and unzip a collection of images to display. Is this possible to do natively in iOS 7? iOS 6?
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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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Google plus zip extracts as .EXE files

I went to google plus autobackup and made and downloaded all my photos/movies as zip files. After finish, when I extract the zip files, they contain .exe files and no photos or movies. Anyone know how ...
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How do you specify which zip version to compress with?

I am trying to create a .imscc file, a common cartridge file used for interoperability between different Course Management Systems. It is essentially just a bunch of folders and XML files zipped up ...
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Compress folders with lots of duplicate files

I have a hierarchy of folders which contain lots of duplicates files (it's a series of versions of a LaTeX document, and while the evolved a lot, many of the figures are identical in multiple ...
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When directly unzipping a file attachment in Apple Mail, where does it go?

Whenever I get a zip file as an attachment, I can't figure out where the file is actually stored. If I click the file, it is quickly unzipped but I can't for the life of me find where the unzipped ...
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How to add a file into zip?

I have a quite large zip file with archived documents and I want to add a new file into it. How to do it quick and easy? The archive is quite large, so extract+add+compress+delete is not preffered ...
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What happens when interrupting a zip -erm process?

What happens if you interrupt following command $ zip -erm foo foo/dirfoo1 I realized that time will not permit me to finish. What happens when I Ctrl+C me out of this? Am I left with something ...
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Minecraft on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I downloaded the zip file (link here) from minecraft.net and unzipped it. Double clicked on the icon and it tells me, "Minecraft" is damaged ...
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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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Unzipped files mystery location?

I used the Terminal to unzip a file by typing Unzip then dragging the file to terminal. The file unzipped successfully and a few GBs were used from my SDD. However, I have no idea where the files are ...
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Create a zip file using an Automator Service

I am trying to create a service in Automator in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The command that I want to use is as follows: zip zip-file.zip "$@" And here is a screen capture of what I did: It works. ...
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Is Mac OS X's Compress a “standard” zip?

When I submit my research papers to an online review system, I prefer to upload all files (manuscript, figures, etc) by a single zip file, so that the review system can unzip the file. Otherwise, I ...
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Can .zip folders created using Windows XP Pro be opened and extracted on Mac without any additional software?

I am a Windows user, and I would like to send a compressed archive/folder to my colleague who is a Mac user. I do not want him to have to download any additional software to open and extract it. Can ...
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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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Zip file extraction corruption/issues - no unzipping into sub-folders

Something weird I've noticed with Zip files and OSX recently (both on 10.7 and 10.6.*). Situation: a .zip file with sub-folder and long file names within it. When it's extracted on Windows it ...
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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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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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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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unzipping in my downloads folder

I have a very big downloads folder with over 200 files that haven't been properly organized. The problem is that whenever I download something, eg a zip file from github, and I unzip it, the FILE IS ...
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How to script “add to iTunes Library”

I'm trying to deliver as a download a collection of audio files such that the user (preferably Win and Mac) would be able to double click on the file (perhaps a DMG? / ZIP) and launch a script that ...
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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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On Snow Leopard, the default unzip tool won't ask for password but just report it can't unzip?

Yesterday, I zipped up something using 7-zip on the PC, using a password for the zip file. So if I copy the file to another PC and unzip, it asks for the password and restore the file. However, if I ...
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Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension

Recently, I received a compressed file with an RAR extension from a colleague. Not being able to view it under MacOS, I went on to download the MacPort php5-rar thinking that it would solve my ...
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How do you create an archive file which unarchives into the current folder?

At the moment, if I create a TAR or ZIP file foo.tar - containing multiple files and directories - when I double click on the archive it creates a folder foo containing all of the archived items. Is ...
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Open Self Extracting .exe

I have a self extracting exe file that is password protected, does anybody know of a program that will open this? If I need to I can just run bootcamp, but it would be convenient to not have to do ...
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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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What is the best compression utility for Mac?

What compression utility can you recommend that supports zip, rar, tar, etc... like 7zip and FilZip on Windows?
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Zip Utility with encryption option

Is there any good zip application for Mac OS X similar to 7-Zip (Windows only) which is free, compatible with many formats, and offers encryption options?
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How can I compress a folder into multiple zip files?

I'm on mac osx. 1. Is there any tool to compress a folder into multiple zip files ? 2. Is there any tool to split a compressed zip file into smaller zip files (to open individually later)?
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How to configure OSX to not to sort new files in a folder and how to prevent new Finder windows pop-upping when unzipped?

I have to unzip a bunch of files in a bunch of different folders. So I select one file to unzip, then move onto the next file. But as I set a bunch of files to unzip, they start to complete and start ...
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Automator: Archive a folder, whilst excluding certain files

I am trying to create an automator based workflow whereby I create archives of folders but exclude certain files from the final archive. I would also like to specify the files or folders to exclude ...
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unzipping split zip files named filea, fileb, filec, file1, file2,

I got my first mac today and Im really going crazy trying to do something quite simple I have some split zip files called somefilea.zip somefileb.zip somefilec.zip somefiled.zip ... to z.zip ...
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extracting multiple zips/rar into same folder

maybe I am stupid, but I just cant figure out how to extract multiple zips into the same folder easy. I always end up with folders of the zip name that then has the content in it... this is really ...
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Alternatives to command line unzip?

I've found that the command line unzip tool doesn't gracefully handle some of the files I'm unzipping: it makes a bunch of junk directories, and creates files whose resource forks aren't found. ...