Expanding zipped files takes forever

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by anp27, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. anp27 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else seeing this? I've been having this problem since the first Develop Preview in fact.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Have you tried restarting the expansion process? Have you checked if the zip file is corrupted or damaged?

    And, some zip files may need specific windows applications to unzip since they use not common zip settings or format.
     
  3. anp27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, restarting is the only way to actually expand the files, really annoying. No, the zip file is just fine. I have no problems opening the same files on my Yosemite machine.


    Not sure about this since I'm having no problems with these files on my Mac Mini.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    I have similar problems since DP4, often file operations are stuck at 'validating'. I also can't copy large collections of files in Finder for the same reason. Canceling the operation and restarting it sometimes works. Falling back to unix file commands for the time being.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Download and use 7zip, it's the fastest program around, I use that for work stuff.
     
  6. anp27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok... yeah.. sounds exactly what I go through.
     

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