You shouldn't need maczip for that file. You should have stuffit expander pre-installed in your utilities directory.dynamok8 said:New Mac user - have received a file for wintv software with xtn .dmg.gz and have downloaded maczip and cannot open it - any ideas?? software didnt arrive in box, had to download from the website with this file..
Gzip is the GNU open source compression format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gzip ... been around on Unix for quite a while.Macaddicttt said:Sort of on topic: what is a .gz file? I know it's some sort of compression, but it's relatively new to me. I've seen .bin, .hqx, .sit, and .zip forever, but this .gz is a new phenomenon.
What file is it? Maybe someone else can take a look at it and see what's up.dynamok8 said:tried your first suggestion, still get 'the file name.dmg.gz does not appear to be compressed or encoded. the application stuffit might be able to open this file, would you like to try opening the file using stuff it - click on try, get the same pop up msg again. any other solutions?
Yeah, sounds like there's something fishy with the file.... It might be that it somehow got the gz suffix, but it isn't supposed to, and it'll mount if you just delete the .gz from the name. Could be corrupted too. Post a link, if you want, and one of us who know we can open gzip files can take a look....Macaddicttt said:What file is it? Maybe someone else can take a look at it and see what's up.
yellow said:Open Terminal.
Drag your foo.dmg.gz icon into the Terminal window, it will complete the path for you.
The file is now gunzipped. Double click it to invoke the Disk Utility DMG mounter.