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 somefile1.zip somefile2.zip ...

I'm trying to merge these into the same folder and let the files they contain join into one folder.

I've tried app "the unarchiver" for this but I failed. It kept making new folders for every part.

Is there an unzip tool in which I can do this? On windows I'd select them all, right-click, select "extract" in the winrar menu and it would do what I want.

2 Answers 2


I managed to do it with StuffIt expander

I did have to click "merge" and "skip" 32 times but it eventually did the trick..


If you open Terminal (in Applications > Utilities), you can use unzip from the command line.

This Macworld article tells how to change preferences for the Archive Utility (10.6 is the same), but there doesn't seem to be a setting to stop it from creating a new directory for the unarchived files.

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