How to Open a Zip File

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Bob Wiswell
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How to Open a Zip File

Post by Bob Wiswell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:27 pm

How do I open a Zip file that contains photos? I am running Snow Leopard; is there an old program available for this OS?

On an older Mac, I had at one time, I thought the zip files unzipped automatically with some already installed program on the Mac. Is that possible and I am not seeing it now?

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Re: How to Open a Zip File

Post by Richard Serkes » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:19 am

Just double click the .ZIP. It should open automatically in the folder that has the .ZIP file in it.
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Re: How to Open a Zip File

Post by Bob Wiswell » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:41 am

Thanks Richard. That did it. I thought I had done that and nothing happened, but it did this time. It created a folder on my desktop with the pictures in it.

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Re: How to Open a Zip File

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 am

The Unarchiver is an app that can unarchive some formats that macOS won't open automatically.

Not to nag, but it's worth mentioning that we should never unzip a file unless we're absolutely sure where it came from and that it's legitimate. Even then, pay attention to any warnings macOS gives you.
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