How do I zip folders...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Edwardz, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007

    just got my mbp 17", and I'm still getting used to it. I downloaded a .zip folder into my harddrive, but how do I zip it? I'm getting an error popping up when I double click on it saying this:

    Unable to unarchive "name of zip" into Macintosh HD".
    (Error 1 - operation not permitted.)

    Any help would be great. Thanks.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Maybe it was password protected. I strongly recommend these two unarchiving/archiving apps: The Unarchiver and Stuffit

    BTW: Opening a zip folder's contents is unzipping. Zipping is making file/s into a zip file :)
  3. amc382 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2003
    yeah, you need stuffit. mac's zip utility is only good for simple archives w/o any security

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