Unzipping Files Using Terminal- Mac Only
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Open/Extract ZIP File on Windows
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For Macintosh OS 9 and earlier: How to open zip files created with OSX
This is a good tool to have, particularly if you aren't certain what the contents are. Normally, this is where a third-party software comes in, like WinZip, The Unarchiver or Stuffit, each of which have Mac editions of their software. But if you have Google Drive, you can use it as a quick workaround. Simply drag the zip file to Google Drive and, once it's there, click it inside the drive.
Google Drive will show you the file contents. You won't be able to open the file inside Google Drive until you install a zip extractor. Google Drive will recommend several when you preview the file contents. Creating your own zip files on a Mac is just as easy as unzipping them. First, select one or more files and folders.
Then you can control-click or right-click the selected items. From the drop-down menu select " Compress. The Archive utility will bundle everything together into a compressed file, using the first item you selected as its name, with the. If you compress a lot of files at once, the archive takes the name Archive. By default, compressed files are opened with the Archive Utility.
It appears in the Dock in Leopard while the files are being unsqueezed, unless you choose to open them with Stuffit Expander or some other program. On the flip side, you can also archive or create your own. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to easily zip files on a mac:.