Questions tagged [zip]

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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.ZIP from Windows to Mac: folder structure lost - how to avoid that?

I am creating .zip-files on windows that I want to make available to Mac-Users (created with ZipFile.CreatefromDirectory from .NET Core). However, when I extract these files on my Mac (running Mojave, ...
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Zipping (Archive Utility) in 10.14.6 using other sorting order than Finder

As of macOS 10.14.6 (maybe since 10.14.0) I noticed that when I zip files directly within Finder (Select files, right click, compress) that the resulting Archive.zip contains the selected files but in ...
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How to convert non-utf8 encoding to utf-8 encoding during unzip?

I have the same problem which described here. The only difference is I need to do this in MacOS. Basically, all files are encoded in non-utf8 and zipped on Windows. When I unzip it on MacOS, they ...
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How to zip a script-file for MacOS under Windows and give it correct attributes?

I am working under Windows 10 and am putting together a few data-files and a simple bash-script that I want to share with Mac-Users. (I am just learning MacOS, so may have drawn wrong conclusions ...
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Opened a zip file in a spam email which created a folder in the /net folder

I accidentally opened a zip file from a spam email. There is a text file in the zip file which I have also clicked to view. Later, I checked that this file has the following content: /net/us.e-fax....
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Zipfile deleted itself?

Last week I downloaded a zipfile from a website on my mac. When it finished downloading the file automatically opened (which it normally doesn’t; I would normally have to double click it first). This ...
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How to open/edit files within jar/zip archives without in- and repacking?

How can I open a .jar file without decompressing into a folder? I want to edit a file (plugin.yml) inside the jar file and then save it and have it still be in the jar file if that makes any sense. I ...
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Automatically zip attachments on Mail getting sent

How can I have a single file or several files that I dropped into an email on Mac, automatically become a zip file before getting sent?
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Explore contents of a ZIP/Archive from Finder? [duplicate]

I've lost count how many times I've double-clicked a .ZIP file on Mac to look inside it (like Windows) only for it to auto-extract in the current location, which is rarely my preference. Does MacOS ...
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Compressed hidden files are not hidden anymore when uncompressing on Windows

When I zip hidden files and folder and unzip on a Windows PC, they do not remain hidden. I tried to hide them with dot and also with the command chflags hidden. Is there anything I can do? It happens ...
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Opening/saving encrypted zip file from iOS mail app

I have a problem with opening an encrypted/protected by a password zip file from an e-mail in an iOS mail app. I can enter the preview of the file, however it is a blank page with the file name only ...
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how to open password protected 7zip archive on OSX

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to open password protected 7zip archive. I have the password but cant seem to find an application to open it. So far I have tried the following applications: ...
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How do I zip a folder using the command line while maintaining its file structure?

For example, if I want to zip /Users/admin/Downloads/Backup, and I am at /Users/admin/, I could: zip -r downloads.zip /Users/admin/Downloads/Backup and if I unzip downloads.zip I would get a Users ...
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Sorry, PowerPoint can't read <file name.>.pptx error when trying to open a powerpoint autorecovery file

I was working on a powerpoint today, and then my document wouldn't let me save, and I ended up overwriting the file with a blank presentation. I don't remember the details of how that happened, but ...
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How to decompress and run .app?

I'm trying to execute an AppleScript .app thats compressed. unzip -p file.app.zip | open - or open < $(unzip -p file.app.zip) Is this possible?
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Zipping bundle via Automator

I am looking for a way to zip a fcpx bundle with an Automator service. Automator won't accept a bundle as an input for a service (zip, rename and copy to two different locations for backup purposes), ...
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Splitting Zip Files Based on Number of Files, Not Size

I'm looking to setup an automater script on my Mac. On a daily basis I'm compressing thousands of files into groups of 75 files by manually selecting the 75 and compressing them. Is there a way to ...
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How does macOS store Unix file permissions in ZIP files

I am trying to extract a ZIP file in Java which was created on a Mac using the built-in archive functionality of the Finder. As the ZIP file contains an application bundle, it is important to retain ...
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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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Simple solution to create a zip for Windows users without __MACOSX or any other “period” hidden folders

I've seen questions: How can I create a zip archive for Windows and Linux users? How to remove __MACOSX folder in a list of zip files (not a single zip file)? How can I batch zip multiple folders ...
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Where is the “Send to Archive” option in High Sierra

I have recently updated to Mac OS X High Sierra and noticed that there is no longer a archive or compress option in the context menu in finder. Has this feature been removed or is a there a setting ...
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Why are zip file sizes different in finder compared to Google or Amazon Drive?

I was wondering why file sizes of my zipped archives (.zip) are inconsistent. A file that shows in the finder (macOS) as 9.17 GB shows up as being 8.54 GB on an Amazon Drive (same thing with Google ...
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How can I unpack .7z files via MacOS terminal?

Looking to unpack a bunch of files.7z via terminal. Is there a command-line tool built in, available or I shall install an application that comes with a graphical interface?
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Can you unzip an IPA package without either changing the extension or having admin rights?

A colleague who I admin for has just asked me why, when he wants to unzip an IPA file, the GUI archive manager asks for an admin password when he tries to decompress an IPA that he has downloaded (his ...
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How can I batch zip multiple folders without _macosx files?

I'm wanting to zip multiple folders at the same time, where each folder is it's own zip file. I'd like to create the zip without the _macosx or any other hidden files, and if possible have the zip ...
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How to make and transfer secure (encrypted) ZIP files from Mac to PC

I'm trying to send my tax info securely through email or a web file transfer service like yousendit.com, dropbox.com or google drive, and created an encrypted folder containing the many image files of ...
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How to stop the hidden __MACOSX folder from being created when compressing files/folders in Finder

When compressing files/folders in Finder, via the context menu, i.e. select the files/folders then right-click and select Compress ..., a hidden folder named __MACOSX is created within the zip archive....
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How to pass path of selected file from Finder to Automator Shell script

I am creating Automator Service to unzip selected files in the same folder they are located. How can I get selected file absolute path in Automator, so I can pass it into my shell script ? As you ...
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How can I run unzip silently in terminal?

I have a lot of Zip archives that I want to unpack in a script. Is there any way to run them silently? Here is what I have: bash> unzip 02b852e3571e46f25fdfc79f43ceb726ddff9ba7.zip Archive: ...
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How do you Unzip a folder into “C:\…\arduino-1.0.4\arduino-1.0.4\hardware

I have been working on making my Arduino pro micro work, and i have been following a few tutorials https://coytar.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/use-arduino-uno-as-an-avr-isp-to-burn-the-bootloader-to-a-...
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Program Icons bounce, but won't open on Apple MacBook Pro [closed]

I just got an Apple MacBook Pro that is 5 years old and I have no idea how to use it or if something is wrong with it. I have 10.9.5 and it's supposed to be compatible and it didn't work. Since then, ...
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Terminal - Is the built in zip command lossy?

I'm using BASH in the terminal on Yosemite. Is the zip command lossy? I'm using it like this zip -er ./output.zip ./input -e encrypt -r recurse I am trying to avoid lossy compression when ...
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Help creating zip files with 50 files in each

I have a folder containing 7.000 images that needs to be zipped into zip files containing only 50 files each. Any way of doing this automatically? Any script, Automator workflow, batch whatever would ...
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Why does .tar.gz automatically extract the GZip archive when I download it in Safari?

I downloaded a .tar.gz archive backup of a website. Every time I download it, when I click the magnifying glass in Safari Downloads, it takes me to the file, but it's now just a .tar, and so is ...
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MacOS dmg file question

Not entirely sure if this is where to ask this, but I can't find another place to... I've recently switched from Windows to Mac and I am trying to understand more in depth what I'm working with. My ...
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Cannot execute this binary file

appreciate any assistance, I'm a Mac Noob Im trying to upgrade MySQL in MAMP to 5.6 according to the these instructions When I try to run the .command script as per #2 I get the following output: ...
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How to remove __MACOSX folder in a list of zip files (not a single zip file)?

I know I can remove __MACOSX in a zip file by: sudo zip -d bg1.zip "__MACOSX*" but I want to remove it in all zip files, I tried sudo zip -d *.zip "__MACOSX*" but it says zip warning: name not ...
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iOS Mail wont open zip files

I'm on iOS 9.2 on an 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 ...
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Zip email with con AppleScript

I need to zip all email that have in the body this words "Identificativo messaggio: CA3DA789.008822A5.C33F80AE". I have many email in AppleMail so i think if it's possible to create an AppleScript ...
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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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OS X: View Zip File as Folder

One of the few good features of Windows is its ability to view a zip file as a folder. Is there some way, possibly using a third party app, to do the same on the Mac? I know there are a number of ...
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How to download files which are not dmg files to Mac applications?

Downloading files on Mac via .dmg is super easy, but anything else e.g. tar.gz files or zip files is completely baffling to me. Where do I unzip the files to make sure the applications will work and ...
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List number of files in multiple zip files

How can I get the total number of files in multiple zip files at the same time? I have around 1000 zipfiles in one folder and would like to know the total amount of files inside them all combined. How ...
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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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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 (...
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How can I split a 60 GB file into 5 GB pieces on a Mac?

I would imagine using a Disk Utility partition, but I didn't see the option in Disk Utility to split a larger partition into several. How can it be done on a Mac? I am doing this because I would ...
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How to copy a zip with symbolic link in OS X?

I am trying to create a zip file with a symbolic link. I have a subfolder in my mainfolder with some.bundle. I create symbolic link for this some.bundle which is placed in another subfolder of ...
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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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Sending a .zip file from MacBook Pro desktop

I made my Xcode project into a .zip file. Can I send it via email as an attachment? Would it work that the person I send the project to, can unzip my file and see my entire Xcode project?
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How to deal with unzip error on a large file in OSX?

I downloaded the latest Raspbian image from the raspberrypi.org website on my Mac running OS X 10.10.5 The SHA-1 checksum agrees with that listed on the website. When I try to extract using unzip I ...