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Archive for March 15th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

The Mac has built-in support for zipping and unzipping files. You can simply double-click a zipped file to expand it, or select multiple files and compress them, all from the Finder. There are no apps to launch, or so it seems. But behind the scenes, Apple’s Archive Utility is hard at work, carrying out the compression or expansion of files, as required.

ArchiveUtility

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

It’s nice to have such an easy-to-use compression tool integrated into the Mac, but you may not know that there are a handful of options you can configure for Archive Utility that may meet your needs better than the defaults Apple has set up.

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