How do I uninstall BOMArchiveHelper

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  1. L`- macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for coreservices yet there is no such folder and everything I d/l a zip online it sets stuffit expander (default) everytime and I don't want it to do that.

    Is there a way to set TheUnrarchiever as the default?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Erm, you're asking a few different questions but I think what you might be wanting to do is change the default decompressing app. Select a file that hasn't been decompressed, select Get Info from the File menu and under the Open With section, select the app or service you want. Click on Apply To All and you should be set. Is this what you're after? :)
     
  3. L`- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ehh well I solved my problem of trying to locate the BOMarchievehelper.app in the coreservices folder. I deleted that and now my problem is when I run firefox and I click on a zip or rar link you get the choice of open with or save as.

    My open with thing still says (open with "stuffit expander" i.e. BOM archievehelper.app) yet I just deleted it. And when I actually choose open with it just starts d/ling it like as if I was saving it. The zip goes to my desktop and theunrarchiever just opens it when I only wanted to open with not save.

    Is there a way to remove the stuffit expander from the firefox directory or something? Seeing how it still says open with stuffit expander when the stuffit isn't really there is annoying.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well you'll need to do what I outlined above to realign the permissions for opening those files to an app other than Stuffit. As for the save versus open problem, that's more difficult. On Windows when you open a file in this way it saves it to a temporary folder and then opens it form there. On OSX that folder is your default save folder, which is also the Desktop in your case. There's no real way of getting around having to download something before you open it, however you can change the default save folder in Firefox (or any other browser) to somewhere out-of-site if it pleases you. Empty this folder every now and then to clear out all the old downloaded crap. Personally, I just let 'em come to the Desktop and then delete them from there when necessary. :)
     
  5. L`- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I already did what you suggested and Theunrarchiever has a option to set all types of files to be oped with it.

    The thing I want to know is why firefox is still displaying open with stuffit expander when it doesnt exist anymore. Should I just uninstall firefox and reinstall so the values are reset?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you restarted either the app or the machine since changing the Open With settings?
     
  7. L`- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I have, I don't its a problem with my comp settings right now. I just want firefox to let me open with something else. Like for example if I have multiple unzipping programs like therarchiever, betterzip, etc etc I want to be able to choose from the drop down open with window.
     
  8. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Err, just a little clarification here...you shouldn't just be randomly deleting files in your System folder, especially when you don't know what they are. BOMArchiveHelper.app is NOT Stuffit Expander. Stuffit Expander is a third-party app the deluxe edition of which completely screws over your Finder (can't right click). Leave the System folder alone unless you know what you're doing, or you'll end up with a corrupt system and then come whining on the forum about how OSX sucks because it doesn't work now.
     
  9. L`- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Look Sbrocket I know what BOMArchiveHelper.app is and I know what StuffI Expander is. And no I dont plan on whining if my mac decides to screw up because I know it's not going to because I'm not computer illiterate.

    Now I already said I know it's not a system problem it has something to do with firefox. I just want to know if there is anyway to let firefox know that I have more than one unzipping program other than StuffIt Expander.

    P.S: I don't have stuffit expander installed so don't tell me that BOMArchiveHelper.app and stuffit are 2 different things because I already know that. I'm just reading what the screen says, and when I click on a zip link in firefox it says "Open with [Stuffit Expander (Default)".
     
  10. tempques macrumors member

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    If this is just for Firefox, open it up, go to Preferences, and hit the Content tab. At the bottom, you can change how Firefox will handle filetypes, including zips.
     
  11. L`- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already checked there and there is no action taken against zip files.
     
  12. tempques macrumors member

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    Alright let me walk you through it. Download a zip file, any zip file, in Firefox. Then when it prompts you, click save to disk, and check Remember this action. Remembering the action will save it in the content area of your firefox preferences, I know you don't want them to always save to disk, just trust me.

    After the download is through, open up firefox's preferences and go to the content section again. Click on Manage under filetypes, highlight zip (which will now be there since you selected to remember this decision earlier), click change action and select always open with... and choose the application you want.

    If you need any clarification, just let me know. Hope that helps. :)
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mate, I think that's where the confusion came in. It kinda implies you think they're the same.
     

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