How to create Windows friendly Zip/archive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xUKHCx, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If I use the "Compress" contextual menu item to compress folders when someone on windows opens it up it has all the .ds}store and MacOX Folders and such. What tools could i use that means this won't happen.

    I can't test at the moment and really need to resend the compressed folder and don't want to bombard them.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You can't unless you go into Terminal and remove all the hidden files manually using rm. Do not open the folder up again in the Finder though as that will automatically recreate the .DS_Store file.

    What Mac OS X folders are you talking about? The hidden ones beginning with a full stop?

    I don't see the problem though. I regularly get Thumbs.db files in Zip files from PC users I am sure they can cope with .DS_Store files in Zip files from Mac users.
     
  3. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus

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    The problem is that this is going to a very computer illiterate professor.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The only thing I can suggest would be to make an empty folder on the Desktop drag all the files you want zipped there and then go into Terminal rm the .DS_Store file and then just right click and compress.

    I have no idea where that MacOSX folder comes from. Have a look in Terminal at the contents of the folder before you zip it up using ls -lsa. If you find it check its contents and if its crap just rm it.

    If that does not work do the whole process through the Terminal, that should sort the problem.
     
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