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Old Mar 12, 2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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How would you stop Mac from automatically unzipping files?

I use Mac Tiger 10.4.11 When I download .Zip files, they are automatically unzipped by whichever program I have set as my default "(de)compression-program" on Mac.

Please tell me what I should do to stop my .Zip files from automatically being unzipped immediately after I download them.
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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You are using Safari?

Safari > preferences > General > uncheck "Open safe files after downloading"
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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How to stop Mac from automatically unzipping files?

I've been using Firefox only for downloading .Zip files. Do anyone of you know how to stop it from automatically unzipping files?
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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In Firefox preferences, under Applications, find the file type (PC ZIP?) and click it and set up the option to just dowload the file, or ask you what to do.
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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In Firefox preferences, under Applications, find the file type (PC ZIP?) and click it and set up the option to just dowload the file, or ask you what to do.
".ZIP" isn't listed (I scrolled down the "Applications-window"). So what is causing my Mac to automatically Unzip files without my permission?

Screenshot shows that ".Zip" is not listed in that "Applications-window":

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Old Mar 12, 2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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Do a search in that screen's search box for "zip". Mine has "Gnu ZIP" and "PC ZIP", both of which say "Always Ask".
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 09:53 PM   #7
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For me, PC Zip is listed one item up from your screen shot, directly above PICT Picture. I also have Stuffit Archive.
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