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Unzipping files On Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by larryecook, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. larryecook

    larryecook Thread Starter

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    I jut got a a new iMac. its pretty easy to get use to the only thing I have not figure out yet is how to unzip files. Can someone help me?
     
  2. Headrush

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    The built in archiving/unarchiving should allow you to just double click the file to uncompress a zip file.

    To compress, either right click or control+click on a file/folder and chose Compress.
     
  3. larryecook

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    I'm useing Mac OS 10.6.6. When ever I double click on the zip folder it just makes a copy of the zip folder with .cpgz at the end I don't see the actual file any where.
     
  4. Headrush

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    I've seen that behaviour on occasion too.

    It all depends on the program and options used to zip the file, they don't always following specs.

    I would suggest trying StuffIt Expander Deluxe of BetterZip and see if it can handle it. ( http://macitbetter.com/ )
    Stuffit Expander is free and BetterZip comes with free 30 day trial.
     
  5. larryecook

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    Do know of any that are 100% free?
     
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    StuffIt is free. I use that a lot.
     
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    you did, but just in case the poster missed it, i reliterated it ;) :D
     
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