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 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. ...