Making a .zip File

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattportner, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. mattportner macrumors member

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    How would i go about making a .zip file?

    Is there an application i could use? (free?)
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Just right click on the file, and select make archive. It's built into OSX. ;)
     
  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    Zip is kind of a PC oriented thing. I like to use DMGs for Mac. DropDMG is a great little util that you just drop your file on.

    -T
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    nothing wrong with Zips. and so easy to make with it being built-into OS X
     
  5. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    Zips are okay, I just meant that you can do so much more with dmg's. Like automounting disc volumes with icons and stuff like that.

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  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    For people new to Macs, DMGs can be a little confusing. I'd just as soon stick to ZIP files if possible. They're fairly ubiquitous and mostly understood by everyone.
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    anything free?
     
  8. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    What does DropDMG do? Cause you can likely just make an automator droplet that will do the same thing.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yes, Disk Utility.

    New==>Disk Image from Folder.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I honestly find ZIP totally satisfactory for this kind of thing, so I don't make a lot of DMG's. Most of the time, when I need an archive, I need it to share with Windows anyways. But I could see this being useful too. :)
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    so does zip save space?. say i have alot of files i dont need now but may want (such as all my school work) will zip make it smaller? or would using terminla to make tars and bzips be better. I forgot the pros and cons but basically i want a method that will preserve file structure and save space

    thanks
     
  13. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    If you use quicksilver there is a nice plugin called the "File Compression Module." Go to the Plugin tab of the Quicksilver preferences to find it.

    Quicksilver Compression Module.png
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    http://www.zipeg.com/mac.download.html

    this seems like a cool program. does anyone know a program that will encode in multiple formats? the quicksilver doesnt have gzip and some others

    also what is the best compression to use? and why would anyone want to make a dmg? surely somebody knows

    thanks

    whats peoples opinion on this?
    http://www.sopht.jp/cleanarchiver/
     
  15. macpro1999 macrumors newbie

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    its easy

    just right click it and click compress easy as that
     
  16. firestarter macrumors 603

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    It's not really 'the done thing' to resurrect threads that have been dead for five years, newb.

    But welcome to MacRumors anyway... :)
     

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