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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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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Error opening a zip file: No such file or directory?

After 25 years on PCs I am delighting in learning all I can about working with my new Mac and OS X Mavericks. I tried just now to open a zip file but was interrupted with an Archive Utility dialog: ...
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How can I compress a folder into multiple zip files?

I'm on mac osx. 1. Is there any tool to compress a folder into multiple zip files ? 2. Is there any tool to split a compressed zip file into smaller zip files (to open individually later)?
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Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?

I am looking for a software to handle archives on OS X. I know there are many of them quite easy to find, but none seems to have the most basic feature that most Windows archive applications have: ...
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Can I fix things so Archive Utility doesn't hang on all zip files?

I am using Mac OS X 10.8.2. I don't know exactly when it started (might have been after the upgrade to 10.8.2, but not sure), but now, any zip file I try to open starts up 'Archive Utility', but then ...
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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 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 ...
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ZIP files created with GUI have more bytes than ZIP files created in a shell

I created two ZIP files of the same directory. One with the GUI, the other with: $ zip -r alpha_cmd.zip Alpha The Alpha directory is 33.640 MB with 164 items. The ZIP file created by the GUI is 2,...
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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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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 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 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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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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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Minecraft on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I downloaded the zip file (link here) from minecraft.net and unzipped it. Double clicked on the icon and it tells me, "Minecraft" is damaged ...
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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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Can macOS system open zip and tar archives natively?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...
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How to zip from terminal without creating folder structure of path to folder?

It is possible to zip a target folder with encryption by the terminal command zip -er ~/Desktop/myzippedfolder.zip ~/Documents/myfolder/ However, the contents of myzippedfolder will be a folder ...
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Is it possible to create a compressed file protected by password that can be opened on Mac & PC?

Is it possible, on a Mac, to create a password-protected zip file, that can be decompressed on a PC and on Mac without problems? Is there a free way to do it if possible?
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Zip Utility with encryption option

Is there any good zip application for Mac OS X similar to 7-Zip (Windows only) which is free, compatible with many formats, and offers encryption options?
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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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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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Alternatives to command line unzip?

I've found that the command line unzip tool doesn't gracefully handle some of the files I'm unzipping: it makes a bunch of junk directories, and creates files whose resource forks aren't found. (...
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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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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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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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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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How can I retrieve image files from a damaged zip archive file?

When i tried to unzip using the Mac default Archive zip utility and the error message: Error 1 - Operation not permitted. Then I tried using 7zx and got the error message: Cannot open the files as ...
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unzipping in my downloads folder

I have a very big downloads folder with over 200 files that haven't been properly organized. The problem is that whenever I download something, eg a zip file from github, and I unzip it, the FILE IS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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windows like (context menu) unzipper in mac?

Is there an app that acts like windows-based unzipper? I don't want my unarchiver unzip when I click a zipped file. I rather want to right click then click 'unzip' or something similar. Update: I ...
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“Compress file” in Catalina sets wrong permissions on ZIP file

When zipping one or more files via Finder (Right click on file → Compress) the created the ZIP file has permissions set to rw------- / 600. When I use the zip command in Terminal, permissions are set ...
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Create a zip file using an Automator Service

I am trying to create a service in Automator in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The command that I want to use is as follows: zip zip-file.zip "$@" And here is a screen capture of what I did: It works. But ...
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Extract .zip directly to external hard drive

I have a huge .zip which extracted takes up to 100 GB, and storing that amount of data on my MBP's SSD is not an option. Is there a way to extract a zip file directly to an external hard drive, ...
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When directly unzipping a file attachment in Apple Mail, where does it go?

Whenever I get a zip file as an attachment, I can't figure out where the file is actually stored. If I click the file, it is quickly unzipped but I can't for the life of me find where the unzipped ...
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Compressed archive in Lion creates a root-level “Archive” folder in .zip file

I'm trying to compress 5 files into an Archive.zip Selecting the 5 files and using Finder's built in Compress feature, the resulting Archive.zip contains a root level folder name "Archive", which in ...
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What is the best compression utility for Mac?

What compression utility can you recommend that supports zip, rar, tar, etc... like 7zip and FilZip on Windows?
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Open Self Extracting .exe

I have a self extracting exe file that is password protected, does anybody know of a program that will open this? If I need to I can just run bootcamp, but it would be convenient to not have to do ...
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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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On Snow Leopard, the default unzip tool won't ask for password but just report it can't unzip?

Yesterday, I zipped up something using 7-zip on the PC, using a password for the zip file. So if I copy the file to another PC and unzip, it asks for the password and restore the file. However, if I ...
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Can .zip folders created using Windows XP Pro be opened and extracted on Mac without any additional software?

I am a Windows user, and I would like to send a compressed archive/folder to my colleague who is a Mac user. I do not want him to have to download any additional software to open and extract it. Can ...
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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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How do I zip a .app file using terminal?

I'm having trouble zipping a .app file. If I zip without -r (recursive) it is really shallow, if I zip with -r it's really dense. The zip doesn't unzip correctly regardless.
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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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How to label text files as such in zip archive

I am told, about a zip archive I created under Mavericks from the Finder File menu, with a directory containing both pdf and text files: "No file is labelled as text by zipinfo". People ask me to use ...
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Is Mac OS X's Compress a “standard” zip?

When I submit my research papers to an online review system, I prefer to upload all files (manuscript, figures, etc) by a single zip file, so that the review system can unzip the file. Otherwise, I ...
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How do I compress a file into .xip format?

I wanted to compress the Xcode.app I downloaded from the app store into .xip format. Is it the same as compressing it to .zip and renaming?