Normally when I open a zip file, the contents immediately open up in the form of a decompressed folder. For some reason, the unzipping process appears to be happening but then nothing opens. Any experience with this?

also - around the same time, I've started noticing that if I save something to my desktop, it's nowhere to be found.

  • Check your Archive Utility preferences (see this answer), and see if "Reveal expanded item(s) in Finder" is selected. Commented Aug 29, 2020 at 0:07

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Try relaunching Finder by

  1. System Preferences -> Force Quit

  2. Scroll down till you see Finder.

  3. Click Relaunch


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