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I want to download a zipped program from Adobe but don't know how to open the file, how do I do that?
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I have a program called The Unarchiver that unzips files. It's been so long since I didn't have The Unarchiver that I'm not sure if OSX can unzip files natively or not.

What version of OSX do you have, and have you tried double clicking on the zip file to see what OSX does?
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I tend to use SmartZipper Pro.
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I have a program called The Unarchiver that unzips files. It's been so long since I didn't have The Unarchiver that I'm not sure if OSX can unzip files natively or not.

What version of OSX do you have, and have you tried double clicking on the zip file to see what OSX does?
Yes, even Leopard does! (as you describe)
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If it's a zip file, just double click it. OS X has had built in zip compression support for many versions now so I imagine that the version you're using does as well.

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I have a program called The Unarchiver that unzips files. It's been so long since I didn't have The Unarchiver that I'm not sure if OSX can unzip files natively or not.

What version of OSX do you have, and have you tried double clicking on the zip file to see what OSX does?
When I double click I get a window for a second, opens and closes too fast to see what it reads, then an icon apperas on the desktop, if i do it again, another icon appears.
I have OSX 10.7.5
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What's the icon? It should have a name below it.
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If it's producing a cpgz file, use The Unarchiver. That will do the job and prevent the decompression to a cpgz file.

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What's the icon? It should have a name below it.
It's name is
'lightroom5_p1_mac_041513 4.zip'
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If it's producing a cpgz file, use The Unarchiver. That will do the job and prevent the decompression to a cpgz file.
How do I know if it is producing a cpgz file?
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Where'd you get this from?

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Where'd you get this from?
Adobe.com
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He's attempting to download the new beta of Lightroom (which is available to anyone, but is buggy thus its a beta). When you double-click on the zip file, what should happen is that the package icon should mount, revealing the installer.

I created an account at Adobe.com to download the package myself and see what's going on. I apparently had "open 'safe' files upon downloading" on because Safari automatically unzipped the file and left me with a package icon and ".pkg" file, which is the installer for Lightroom. Double-clicking the .pkg file starts the installer as expected.

The same thing happened when I retrieved the original zip file out of the trash and opened it "manually" by double-clicking on it; the pkg file mounted, I double-clicked that and the installer started. No third-party tool was required to get this (or indeed any file I normally download through web browsers) to unzip.
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It's the file you get for signing up to the new Lightroom 5 beta
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitle...abs_lightroom5

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He's attempting to download the new beta of Lightroom (which is available to anyone, but is buggy thus its a beta). When you double-click on the zip file, what should happen is that the package icon should mount, revealing the installer.

I created an account at Adobe.com to download the package myself and see what's going on. I'll edit this message as soon as the download finishes (437MB, it may be a few minutes).
Just doing exactly the same thing

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