Questions tagged [archive-utility]

the built-in handler for compressed archives (e.g. .zip, .gz, .tar) in macOS.

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The archive “Xcode_11_Beta.xip” can't be expanded because the selected volume doesn't have enough free space [duplicate]

I'm downloading the new Xcode 11 Beta. After the file is downloaded when I double click to open it I get this error The archive "Xcode_11_Beta.xip" can't be expanded because the selected volume ...
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Is xar preinstalled on macOS? [duplicate]

$ which xar /usr/bin/xar It's in /usr/bin. Does that mean it's preinstalled on mac?
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How can I uncompress a tar.xz thats been compressed on ubuntu and uncompress it on mac with the archive utility?

I have a file sent to me as a file_name.tar.xzfile thats been compressed on ubuntu and I want to uncompress it on my mac. This isnt readily available out of the box so I looked up and installed a brew ...
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Create ZIP files from containing related files from multiple folders

Is there a way to automate creation of ZIPs containing files with common name elements? What I have are multiple variations of the same image: files/2250/8199print.jpg files/1200x1200/8199square....
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MS Word documents changing to .cpio files and then to .zip files

I really need help with this issue: whenever I try to open a word document file from my Mac, the archive utility application opens up and turns the .doc file into a .cpio file and if I click on that ...
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Why might some files not have resource forks? Does this affect the `tar` utility at all?

I tarred, and re-tarred, the same directory. 2,560 bytes of metadata is somehow lost in that simple process: /tmp$ tar xf workArea.tar /tmp$ tar cf workArea_copy.tar WorkArea /tmp$ ls -l *tar ...
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How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility?

How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility? That is, I'd like to right-click on a directory and tar and zip it. Yes I know how to work with tar from the shell: tar zcvf ../foo.tgz . ...
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Archive utility hangs at 5 seconds remaining

I'm using OSX El Capitan (v10.11.2). The compression task was begun about 24 hours ago and had reached the About 5 seconds estimation after a couple hours. But it does not complete for whatever ...
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How can I test all archives files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

I have a folder that contains many files, including some .zip, .tar, .tgz, 7z, and gz files. How can I test all archive files in this folder to verify if they are corrupted or not? The folder ...
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Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?

I'm experiencing a rather odd problem, and I can't figure out what's going on. I have a tgz file, scip-3.2.0.tgz, that is throwing an error when I attempt to unpack it. The error is only occurring on ...
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Archive Utility password

Right when I opened Archive Utility for the first time, it asked me for a password for "activated.info". What password is it talking about and what would I put? I've never used it before so I've never ...
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Not able to see the archive option

Just got a new mac. When I right click a .zip file, I don't see the Decompress/Archive option. Do I need to download something or change a configuration option?
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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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Yosemite won't uncompress .zip files when I double-click on them

I recently upgraded to Yosemite (10.10.1). Today I tried to unzip a .zip file for the first time since upgrading. I already had 4 or so unzipping apps that worked just fine on my previous OS X, so I ...
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How can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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Extract jpeg File

Often files are hidden in .jpg files simply by opening them up with 7zip, then closing them again. Mac OS X archive utility does not have this ability. Is there any software available for osx that ...
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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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Opening a CBR with Archive Utility; avoiding cpgz/zip loop

I'd like to use Archive Utility (the built-in OSX archive tool) to decompress some .cbz and .cbr files. Unfortunately, Archive Utility doesn't seem to recognize .cbz or .cbr as a zipped file, so if I ...
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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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Replace “Compress” in Finder context menu with other compression app

I've lost some sensitive data because the built-in compression utility generates corrupt files and doesn't show any error. After I compressed about 1 Gb of files with Finder's "Compress", I decided ...
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Safari - How to retain downloaded zip files?

I know I can get (Desktop) Safari to stop unarchiving downloads. I don't mind the files being unarchived. I just don't want the zip archives deleted. Is there a way to do this? (10.8.x).