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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.

 

 

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DealBITS Drawing: FMChecker Winners -- Congratulations to Adrian Smith of centenary.usyd.edu.au, Sassan Tabrizi of mac.com, Michael J Rath of mm.com, Murray Sihvon of mac.com, and Russ Cusimano of doberescue.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of FMChecker.com's FMChecker. Everyone else who entered received a 20 percent discount off the purchase price of FMChecker. Thanks to the 239 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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