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Hey guys

How do I open up a zip file? I have tried unrarx but that doesn't open it because it isn't a rar file *D'oh*

Any ideas?

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Try:
The Unarchiver
Stuffit Expander (Mac) - Download

Both free options..

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I thought OS X had built in support for .zip files
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I'm not sure about built in support, but "The Unarchiver" done the trick.

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I thought OS X had built in support for .zip files
It does and has for quite awhile.

Did you give it a double-click?

If you want a good archive manager, I highly recommend BetterZip:

MacItBetter | Extract and compress zip, tar, rar, 7-zip, xar archives on your Mac with BetterZip.

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I use the Unarchiver as well, just so i can tell it were to unzip the file if I don't want it in the same folder as the original. I also have BetterZip for the same reason.

I thought I remembered that the zip support was built in because I was unzipping things before I found the other programs.
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Mac has an in-built app, or however we call it, to handle .zip files.

It is called Archive Utility.

Taking a quick guess, I would say when you installed UnrarX, you set it to the default app to handle .zip

Just associate it back with Archive Utility. Never had any problem with it.

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Thanks for all the help guys. Thats probably what I done yan03.

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I wonder what you mean by "open." But if I want to uncompress a zip file's contents, then in a Terminal window or in an xterm window, I type something like this:

unzip AppleSoftware.zip

I'm sorry if I'm saying the obvious.
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Hey guys

How do I open up a zip file? I have tried unrarx but that doesn't open it because it isn't a rar file *D'oh*

Any ideas?
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There's not reason to open up a shell just to extract a zip archive. Using the built-in zip support should more than do the job.

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