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    dmg.gz Files: Extract to Nowhere?
    I have both BOMArchiveHelper and Stuffit installed, but when I double click a .gz file (such as the download on this page: UptimeInMenuBar), I see a quick expansion progress bar, and then no extracted file. I have also tried to open the .gz file with Stuffit, but it seems to provide no option to see the archive contents and manually drag it out of the package. Instead even when launched that way, it proceeds to extract it, but I still don't see a file. I had a similar situation with a collection of screensavers in a .gz package. Never got to use them, as they never seemed to extract. So, what am I doing wrong? Thanks!

    Mark

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    I hosted it for you, download here as a normal disk image.

    As for why it's not extracting, I have no idea, it worked fine on my Powerbook.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95
    I hosted it for you, download here as a normal disk image.

    As for why it's not extracting, I have no idea, it worked fine on my Powerbook.
    Thanks very much! You confirmed the file/archive is good, so something's flaky on my side. Again, thanks for going to the trouble.

    Mark

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    you know, this happened to me once, and just to see what happened i showed my hidden files, and there was the file, but with a period in front of the folder....i don't know why they hid it.

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    geekboy, are you on Tiger 10.4.6?
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macAttack
    you know, this happened to me once, and just to see what happened i showed my hidden files, and there was the file, but with a period in front of the folder....i don't know why they hid it.
    A good thought. Where to I go to "show hidden files"? I think I've done that before, but I'm only 1/3rd of the way into my first cup of coffee for the morning, and can't remember.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95
    geekboy, are you on Tiger 10.4.6?
    Yes I am. I don't recall noticing this before 10.4.6, but dmg.gz files seem to be a less common format, so I might not have tried it before either.

    Mark

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    To show hidden files you open Terminal and type:

    defaults write com.apple.Finder ShowAllFiles TRUE

    Minding the Caps. To reverse it, just type FALSE in place of true.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95
    To show hidden files you open Terminal and type:

    defaults write com.apple.Finder ShowAllFiles TRUE

    Minding the Caps. To reverse it, just type FALSE in place of true.
    Once again, thanks. I didn't find the file showing hidden files either, so who knows? BTW, I keep trying to add "reputation points" to your profile, but I'm met with the "need to spread around" message. I do appreciate the help though.

    Mark

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    i dont have no mac's
    i just downloaded it and it automatically mounted on my desktop, no unzipping needed.
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekboy2000
    Once again, thanks. I didn't find the file showing hidden files either, so who knows? BTW, I keep trying to add "reputation points" to your profile, but I'm met with the "need to spread around" message. I do appreciate the help though.

    Mark
    Hmm...well it's not a problem. I just sit at work all day bored out of my mind and get on here trying to help some people out.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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