New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

how can I open .zip.cpgz file?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posts: 1
glennsnoise is on a distinguished road

glennsnoise is offline
Can someone tell me how to open a .zip.cpgz file? When I double-click on it, it creates a .zip file. When I double-click on the .zip file, it creates a .zip.cpgz file. Back and forth.
QUOTE Thanks

hughvane's Avatar
Member Since: May 18, 2008
Location: Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
Posts: 3,285
hughvane is just really nicehughvane is just really nicehughvane is just really nicehughvane is just really nicehughvane is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8

hughvane is offline
There are many posts on this issue (Google search) but no definitive solution to it. It's a compressed Unix file, but that's of little help to you.

If it's been sent to you as an attachment, ask the sender to repeat the process using a different file format, one that your Mac can open. Filejuicer File Juicer - Extract images from PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and other Files on Mac OS X *might* do the job but that .cpgz compression is likely to be the obstacle.
QUOTE Thanks

nabl's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 13, 2007
Location: United States of America
Posts: 256
nabl has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 2.1GHz MacBook with 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6, iLife and iWork 09

nabl is offline
Which version of OS X are you using? Archive Utility supports .cpgz (or .cpio.gz) files just fine (and I know it has since at least Leopard, though I think it has for much longer). Perhaps the archive is corrupt. I'm not sure why it would be necessary to use both, but I made a test .zip.cpgz file and when I double-clicked it (in Snow Leopard), it completely unarchived it to the original form.
QUOTE Thanks

Hilarious's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 28, 2009
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 7
Hilarious is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 24": 4GB,1TB, Mac mini:2Gb,2GB,160GB;Snow Leopard;AirportExtreme and other bits.

Hilarious is offline
It seems that the Archive Utility, when faced with a corrupt/illnamed file, even if called '.zip', will then zip it up** anyway as .zip.cpgz. This will unzip to .zip. Stuffit at least has the good sense to choke on the bum file and back out.

** or just rename it?

Try sending the file to a pal with a Windows/Linux box to see what they can do. Probably also find it's damaged.

Hilarious've got to laugh...
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Mar 15, 2012
Posts: 1
Danny241 is on a distinguished road

Danny241 is offline
Thank you all so much! This was way easier than I thought!! All I did was De-compress the .bin file which turned into a .cpgz file. Then I just changed the name of the .cpgz file to .pdf and it opened to what I needed. Wow! Just try that and dont go crazy! It worked
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Optimizing my system | FAT32 external storage and file permissions »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Can't open Domain.sites2 file in iWeb08 sieler OS X - Apps and Games 4 04-24-2009 11:27 AM
open .cwk (drawing) file siral Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 1 04-14-2009 03:46 PM
Info.plist to *open* a file gamblor01 OS X - Development and Darwin 2 03-22-2009 11:00 PM
installer file wont open... ehmjay OS X - Apps and Games 3 10-12-2006 06:45 PM
File Icons & Associations confusion markwm OS X - Operating System 1 03-04-2006 10:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?