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    dupressdsu
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    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

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

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

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    m0bster
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    but one that you will NEVER EVER regret. Good luck with your switch! Welcome to the good side!

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    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.

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    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
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    Just doubleclick the ZIP file and watch it unzip!

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

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