View Full Version : Which program to open zip file?

16th October 2005, 12:54 PM
Hi all

I know this might sound crazy, but what do you use to open zip files on a mac? Very simple no doubt, but yet frustrating since I've never had to open one up before.


16th October 2005, 12:58 PM
I do beleive that OSX has an in-built .zip opener, built in to the OS.

The Architect.mac
16th October 2005, 01:02 PM
Stuffit Expander


its Winzip for Macs


16th October 2005, 01:04 PM
when the "zip" file opens it creates a "setup.exe" file! can't seem to open "setup.exe", any ideas?

The Architect.mac
16th October 2005, 01:06 PM
because .exe is executable, a windows command not a mac one - u are trying to install a windows program on a mac - what is it?

16th October 2005, 01:11 PM
it's idvd extra theme plugins from a shareware site. no wonder it won't open :unsure:

16th October 2005, 01:13 PM
Did you say iDVD? And you get a .exe file? That's weird...

16th October 2005, 01:18 PM
what the hell? i think it could be some windows virus? :P digised as a theme. the only themes you can get for iDVD are theme pak ones http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/review_theme_pak.html

16th October 2005, 01:38 PM
it could be a conspiracy to get me on to windows which ain't gonna work! :D as for .exe who knows!? found it on limewire, i suppose it would have to come from the mac world if "idvd" is involved

16th October 2005, 01:40 PM
I would stick to 'actual' sources for iDVD plugins and the like, getting that kind of stuff from Limewire is just dodgy, and could stuff things up on you.

16th October 2005, 01:48 PM
thanks guys, at least i know that ".exe" belongs to the "other side" and it's gonna stay there! :D

thanks again for your help


16th October 2005, 03:07 PM
These themes are cheap enough that won't break the bank.

16th October 2005, 04:05 PM
In future if it's a zip file remember it's likely to be a windows file inside (ie: zip file is usually produced by winzip). Stuffit, a Mac equivalent to Winzip will produce and open stx or sit files. These days most up to date files or programs are compressed into dmg which OS X will open without the need for Stuffit that's why Apple haven't included it in Tiger. If it's .sit or .sitx it's probably archaic any way. ;)