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dupressdsu 07-11-2006 12:54 PM

Opening Zip Files in Mac
Is this "Stuffit Expander" the equivalent of Winzip? and is this the correct app for opening a .zip file for a Mac on OS X?

Thanks again

adiliegro 07-11-2006 12:56 PM

I am pretty sure that you can open a .zip file with Stuffit...and yes, Stuffit is the Mac version (better) of WinZip.

dupressdsu 07-11-2006 01:00 PM

TY....Learning a new OS is quite the humbling experience

m0bster 07-11-2006 01:02 PM

but one that you will NEVER EVER regret. Good luck with your switch! Welcome to the good side!

technologist 07-11-2006 01:47 PM

Since 10.3 (?), you don't need an app to expand or create a zip archive. The Finder will do it just fine.

Stuffit is mostly for .sit/sitx files, and those are getting more and more rare.

coach_z 07-11-2006 02:03 PM

yea i still use stuffit to unzip files and unrarX to un-rar files. i never knew you could unzip a file through the os. good info

karudzo 07-11-2006 07:24 PM

Just doubleclick the ZIP file and watch it unzip!

dupressdsu 07-12-2006 01:15 PM

Thank you....I will also look into the UnrarX as that is tool I shall surely need.

cradom 07-13-2006 12:13 AM

Please note that the Finder will not unzip password protected files. You still need Stuffit for that.

PowerBookG4 07-13-2006 12:32 AM

You also can not password protect zip files with out stuff it it works bothw ways.. but if you don't have stuff-it and want to password protect something you can use .dmg (disk image)

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