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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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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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 ...