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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encoding of filenames in zip archives

When I unpack a zip archive (with standard 'archive utility') that was created under windows, cyrillic characters in filenames become some gibberish. Just the filenames are the problem, actual ...
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Asset Management, Zip Application with File previews?

I have large amounts of design asset files I have created and purchased (images, PSDs, icons, fonts, etc...) These are really starting to take up a lot of space. I would like to zip the files into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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Large zip files created in OS X cannot be opened in Windows

When I compress a large directory in OS X, like 5-6 GB the resulting archive cannot be browsed in Windows / Total Commander. It hangs the app and stays at 100% cpu usage, like its trying to extract it ...
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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.