Opening Zip Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by playmymusic, May 15, 2009.

  1. playmymusic macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to Macs, and I just downloaded Zipeg, which has worked for me when opening zip files. However, just seconds ago, I tried to open a program that I had just downloaded, but I don't know why it's not working. There's so many files that lead to so many more, but I just want to open the application. I extracted it all, but how do I open the program that is amongst many other files in Zipeg? Or maybe another file opener?
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Zipeg looks a tad tedius... get yourself 'the Unarchiver', and save yourself some trouble. :eek:
     
  3. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn’t OS X handle Zips natively? i can archive and un-archive and i dont remember installing anything.
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    It does, you're right. Never thought on that when replying to the OP :eek:
     
  5. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    You don't need Zipeg. Double click on the file and it should open. To compress a file right click and select 'Create Archive'.
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    delete zipeg. what the heck is that. delete everything but the .zip

    then double click on it - and a folder will appear which is the un-archived file.

    go from there.
     

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