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Question: Any way to disable the automatic unzipping when you download a zip file?

For example, say I want to download a .zip archive, and have it stay a .zip archive so I can upload it somewhere else.

The problem with re-zipping it is that I don't want it to be a Mac .zip file with bogus resource forks and DS_STORE files in it (for Windows users). Any zip file you create on a Mac usually has these bogus extra files inside it - confusing to Windows users. If I download a Windows .zip, I want to keep it as a .zip that was zipped on Windows, if you follow me.

MacBook Pro 17" 2.6 GHz / MacPro Quad Core 3.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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Safari->Preferences->General
Uncheck "Open Safe Files After Downloading"

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Apr 12, 2008 8:40 PM in response to Tony T1 In response to Tony T1

Thank you! I was looking in the System preferences everywhere - did not think of Safari itself.

BTW, for anyone who cares, I also discovered that in Safari, even when you have the Preferences set to automatically unzip the files, you can override this by control-clicking on the file and choosing "Download Linked File as..."

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Apr 12, 2008 8:40 PM in response to Tony T1 In response to Tony T1

Thank you! I was looking in the System preferences everywhere - did not think of Safari itself.

BTW, for anyone who cares, I also discovered that in Safari, even when you have the Preferences set to automatically unzip the files, you can override this by control-clicking on the file and choosing "Download Linked File as..."

Apr 12, 2008 8:40 PM

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Question: Any way to disable the automatic unzipping when you download a zip file?