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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Filename Extension

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Filename Extension -- Steve Peterson <stevep-hv@virtation.com> pointed out that Windows 95 is more clever than we gave it credit for when mapping its long filenames to short ones.

On floppy disks it's a little more complicated. Windows 95 puts the long file names on the floppy, but in a format that (so far) only Windows 95 and NT can read. If you put the floppy in a DOS/Windows 3.1 PC or a Mac, you see eight-dot-three versions of the files.

 

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