Any way to prevent files, when decompressed/unzipped from stacking on each other?

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  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    On my desktop when I open up a .zip file it puts the folder right on top o the .zip icon... is there a way to prevent this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You could enable "Snap to grid" in the View Options of your Desktop (CMD+SHIFT+J).
     
  3. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just checked and it's already enabled... only seems to work when I physically move a file around, then it'll snap to the grid, but not when I extract files.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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  5. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do this currently but when working with a large amount of .zip files it's becoming annoying
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    go here: HD>System>CoreServices. find ArchiveUtility, open it. in preferences, set it to delete archive after expanding (there are some other useful options as well)...
     
  7. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, would have never found that thing... works perfect :)
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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    am actually amazed it's not an easily-accessible option. lots of friends have desktops littered with old zip files...
     

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