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1274 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2007 7:26 AM by Austin Kinsella1
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2007 5:50 AM (in response to XP)What's going on is that .kmz files are zipped files (kmz = Keyhole Markup language Zipped). OS X automatically unzips the file for you, but I suspect because the contents are not recognized as a document or application the OS adds .zip as a suffix to the newly uncompressed file.
According to the Google developer knowledge base, you need to manually change the extension back to .kmz after unzipping the file.
Hope this helps...MBP 17" 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 rpm HDD, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2007 9:51 PM (in response to neuroanatomist)Thanks - that does help and your solution does work though I find it illogical. Surely OSX would add the .zip to the file when zipped, rather than when unzipped.
RegardsMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2007 7:26 AM (in response to XP)If I receive a KMZ file in Mail and single-click, it pops a warning that x.kmz.zip my contain an application. Click OK and Google Earth opens and the globe spins to the marked location.
If this isn't happening for you (assuming you have Google Earth!) control-click the link and see what it offers for open with - if it doesn't include GE, select other and browse to GE.
AKPowerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 1GB RAM; 120GB HD