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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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 problem....
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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 (e....
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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. (...