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    Sep 19, 2011
    Question Compression software recommendation
    Hi all, I'm new to Macs and just started using a old MacBook Pro 3,2. I'm an avid Windows user and just looking to try something different. I'm looking for some recommendations on a compression app that uncompresses zip/rar/etc files. I've tried a few already like StuffIt and Unarchiver. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to find/change the option where it uncompresses the archive in a specified folder WITHOUT creating a new folder. For Unarchiver, the option is already set at "extract archives to: Same folder as the archive" which is fine but it creates a new folder named after the archive filename. I do not want that. All I want is for it to uncompress the archive to without creating a new folder.

    Any recommendations on an Mac app that'll work? I am currently on OSX Lion all updated.


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    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    It's not free, but I like BetterZip. If you're used to WinZip or WinRAR, you'll feel right at home.
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    Sep 19, 2011
    Thanks for the suggestion, the app works great!

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