722 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2006 11:14 AM by James Walker1
If the software is not made for the Mac, unzipping it might not do very much good, unless you get an emulator, virtualization or Boot Camp style solution. There are e-commerce solutions made for the Mac you can find http://guide.apple.com/ http://www.macupdate.com/ http://www.versiontracker.com/ that are compressed in a way that the built-in Mac software for decompression can handle for the most part. Occasionally, you'll find an old software package that was compressed in a Stuffit format which since Tiger has not had a built-in decompressor software. For that you'll want:
Does tiger have an application that can unzip files?
If you don't mind using the Terminal, Tiger comes with unzip, for just that purpose. Just change to the directory with your archive and then unzip it:
<pre class="command">unzip archivename.zip</pre>
If not, does anyone have any software
Otherwise, StuffIt Expander should work, as others have said.
My new MacBook Pro did not come with Stuffit Expander
installed. However, if I click on a zip file, it
unzips. I have not tried other files which worked
with Stuffit (e.g. tar files).
You mean double-click. This opens the archive using a hidden application called BOMArchiveHelper. You may see this name in the Open With pop-up in a Get Info window.