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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Zip email with con AppleScript

I need to zip all email that have in the body this words "Identificativo messaggio: CA3DA789.008822A5.C33F80AE". I have many email in AppleMail so i think if it's possible to create an AppleScript ...
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How to download files which are not dmg files to Mac applications?

Downloading files on Mac via .dmg is super easy, but anything else e.g. tar.gz files or zip files is completely baffling to me. Where do I unzip the files to make sure the applications will work and ...
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Extract .zip directly to external hard drive

I have a huge .zip which extracted takes up to 100 GB, and storing that amount of data on my MBP's SSD is not an option. Is there a way to extract a zip file directly to an external hard drive, ...
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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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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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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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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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ios mail wont open zip files

I'm on ios 9.2 / ipad air 2. I understand that since ios 7 mail should open(for viewing) zip files directly. What I actually get is just perpetual Loading... and spinning wheel if I copy to Winzip I ...
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Batch compress multiple folders into individual (but split) zip files

I have numerous folders that I need to compress into individual zip files but each zip archive needs to be split if it would be bigger than, say, 500MB. This answer, Batch compress multiple folders ...
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Safe lock file attribute while zip-transfer-unzip

I have several files locked (locked box checked). When I transfer them to another machine, I first zip them. After unzipping on the other machine, all locked files became unlocked again. Is it ...
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Microsoft Office theme file (.thmx) editing problems

I wish to edit the fonts in a Microsoft Office 2011 .thmx file so as to have my own (Mac) Theme Heading as Helvetica Neue, not available as one of the Theme Headings in PowerPoint (where you can ...
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Adding command “zip -er” to context menu

As in title, is there a way to add command "zip -er" to context menu? I was looking in services but with no success. My goal is to have similar postion to "compress" in context menu.
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iMac can't unzip password protected PC zipped file

I sent a .zip file to a friend with an iMac but he can't open it. It was created using PKZip on a Windows 7 PC, and it's Password protected. He's pretty technically inept so is there anything he needs ...
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Archiving/Zipping Software [closed]

What compression application would allow you to also encrypt a file?
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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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Combine files by name and zip

How can I automatically ZIP files with same file names (different extensions) into one ZIP? For example I have four files king.jpg king.txt queen.jpg queen.txt which would led to king.zip ...