winzip

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ayling, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. ayling macrumors newbie

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    anyone know any programs that allow to open winzipped programs on your mac ?

    cheers for your help
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Winzip is not a format its an application, zip is the correct term youre looking for.

    Stuffit can open them.

    and isn't a zip utility built right into OS X?
     
  3. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want to do this since .zip files usually arn't OS X compatable.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Zip files are just a compressed collection of files and they are fully compatible with OS X. Whats inside the zip file may not be compatible, but the zip can be opened/extracted in OS X.

    I do this all the time when I transfer files between my PC and Mac.
     
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I am a paid user of ZipIt and have never had a problem with it. Mostly, however, I use the Stuffit Deluxe suite. I have not yet gotten around to checking out Apple's built-in ZIP utility. There have been a lot of catawauling on forums like this one that Jaguar's built-in ZIP is incompatible with Windows-based ZIP. There are a lot of children around here who cry "Wolf!" Until I have the opportunity to test Apple's ZIP myself, I will reserve judgment.
     
  7. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    or you could always use gunzip. I've yet to find anything winzip produces that it can't handle.
     

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