11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2010 7:36 AM by ~Bee
RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
Hi there,

I am having problem unzipping files when I download files in .zip format.

Is there a free software to unzip these files ?

Thank you.

15.4" Macbook Pro - 2.53 GHz, 500GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 24" iMac - 4GB RAM, 2.8GHz, 320GB HDD, 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
  • mabaeyens Level 4 Level 4 (1,345 points)
    Although Mac OS X should do that for you, you can check Stuffit Expander http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander.html

    What error are you getting?
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (17,365 points)
    Normally you just double-click them and Mac OS unzips them for you. What happens when you try this?

    charlie
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)
    Reports are that The Unarchiver does a better job than Stuffit.

    http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

    Might be a good idea to have both on hand. In cases where one fails to work, try the other.

    Message was edited by: WZZZ
  • RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    CT wrote:
    Normally you just double-click them and Mac OS unzips them for you. What happens when you try this?

    charlie

    When i doube click, it opens up the dreamweaver software software !

    Thks charlie & the rest 4d link ...
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (17,365 points)
    That's wacky.

    Have you tried the Get Info method of assigning applications to files?

    Get info on a zip file. Go to the part that says "Open with" - do you have an option for "Archive Utility"?

    charlie
  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,525 points)
    Me personally, I use [Zipeg|http://www.zipeg.com>. It works, in case you need another suggestion.
  • RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Just realized it was not zip file that I cannot unzip.

    I tried to download this:

    http://muvipix.com/products.php?subcat_id=40

    but realized it is in format .php so I cannot open it.

    But I have no problem with windows ?

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,545 points)
    A .php file is a web site file containing PHP code, not a file format for a download. You're either doing something wrong or something is wrong with the web site, causing the PHP code to be downloaded rather than executed. You'll need to contact the owner of that site.

    Note that, although Mac malware is rare, it's never a very good idea to download something like what this site is offering. If there's a way to display an HD video as the desktop on a Mac, I'm unaware of it, which makes me wonder exactly what you'd actually get if you could download these files.
  • RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Thomas A Reed wrote:
    A .php file is a web site file containing PHP code, not a file format for a download. You're either doing something wrong or something is wrong with the web site, causing the PHP code to be downloaded rather than executed. You'll need to contact the owner of that site.

    Note that, although Mac malware is rare, it's never a very good idea to download something like what this site is offering. If there's a way to display an HD video as the desktop on a Mac, I'm unaware of it, which makes me wonder exactly what you'd actually get if you could download these files.


    Thanks Thomas,

    That website is a reliable website because I am also a member. Before I changed to Mac, I was a PC user & I downloaded some video background files from that site.

    The funny this is that I can download it now using my Windows PC !
  • Bruce S. Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I tried Zipeg. It didn't work and now it is my default zip file opener. I tried to find in in my applications to get rid of it and it isn't there yet every time I try to open a zip it shows up. Can't get rid of it.
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,215 points)
    Bruce, why don't you start your own new topic, instead of
    tagging on to old ones? That way you'd get the attention
    you deserve