Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kimbarley, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. kimbarley macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    I want to know if you can download a zip file nd convert it to mac zip?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    There is no need to convert .zip files, they are platform independent.

    A .zip file created in a Windows or Linux environment using WinZip or other similar applications, will open just fine on Mac OS X, unless you used some special features, that are WinZip dependent.

    Mac OS X has a .zip unarchiving package built in, but you can also use The Unarchiver to unzip files on Mac OS X.


    Wow, WinZip is at version fourteen, some years ago they were still at eight, and that for several years, like Winamp was version five for several years - ups, and still is. That's seven years in a row.
    WinZip skipped the number 13 as I just found out. Aahh, winstalgia.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yeah winzip is getting long in the tooth :) I think I read somewhere that that the current owners have made it more nagware and/or crippleware. In earlier versions you didn't have to register it, just just click on the use unlicensed button. I own a license and when I purchased it, it was a free upgrade for life type of thing. I wonder of that's still available.

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