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  1. rogerw macrumors 6502

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    ok, just had a bottle of champers and then the bird asks me how she can open zip docum ents on her mini!!!!!could be on a promise if i can get the answer!
    any ideas?
    Ta!
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Double-click it in Finder and BOMArchiveHelper should take care of it...
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm so confused about birds, champers and promises, but like Mitthrawnuruodo said, yes, OS X supports .zip natively. Not only can you uncompress them by double-clicking, but if you select a group of files, you can choose Create Archive from the Finder file menu (or right click or option-click) to *make* zip files of things as well.
     
  4. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, but cant find it in finder, more detail please (where do i find the BOM thingy
    a bunk up is relying on this!
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    She must have promised a lot. :D

    I hope she didn't want you just for your computer knowledge.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    By "it" I meant the zip file. If you find it (in a Finder window or the Desktop (which also can be viewed as a Finder window) or directly in the Mail message or wherever the zip file is) you just double-click on it. The app I mentioned is buried deep down in the system and should spring in to action and (almost magically) unzip the file... ;)
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You don't need to find bomarchivehelper. You should be able to double click the zip file and it will expand automatically.

    *IF* and only if that doesn't work, then bomarchivehelper is in

    /system/library/coreservices

    And you can go to a zip file on your computer, right (or ctrl-) click it, and choose open with, and point to this program and then select the "always open with" box. You shouldn't have to do that, though.
     
  8. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ta everyone

    ill try everything mentioned. if i have further probs ill post sunday

    hasta luego

    ps
    a 'promise' is without a promise, iynwim!!!!
     
  9. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    double click it and it comes up as a .pps file??
    wtf is that then and how can i open it
    ta
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That is a PowerPoint Slideshow file.

    You need MS PowerPoint or Keynote or NEOOfficeJ or some other OpenOffice port to open it...
     
  11. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The ZIP file was enclosing a PowerPoint slideshow (self-contained, Windows).

    The zip allowed you to make it smaller for transport.
     
  12. Yaja123 macrumors regular

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    anyone recommend good zip software? to create zip/compressed files...

    i had a look at stuffit deluxe but dont want to spend money unless i have too.

    any free or cheap software... or something just plain good? ill go to stuffit happily if its the best...

    tia
     
  13. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    As mkrishnan mentioned above, you can create zip files by choosing Create Archive from contextual menus. Alternatively, you could use YemuZip, a free app that conveniently omits the .DS_Store files that can be confusing for Windows users.
     
  14. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well...

    opened file in powerpoint and enclosed was a piss poor joke from Canada!

    and ive got a headache

    ta again all who assisted
     

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