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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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Learn to Record Anything with “Take Control of Audio Hijack”

When Your Numbers Get Serious, Read “Take Control of Numbers”

The Feel-Good Mavericks Upgrade

Prepare for Mavericks Now with Take Control Books

“Take Control of 1Password” Documents 1Password 4 for Mac

iOS 7 Pre-flight Checklist

Apple Introduces the iPad mini and Fourth-Generation iPad

Playing with AirPlay in Mountain Lion

iOS 6 to Ship 19 September 2012

Prep for Mountain Lion with New Take Control Ebook

Find Your App, and Keep It Found

Strategies for Switching from Word to Pages

iBooks 1.5 Refines the Reading Experience

Dragging School Papers into the 21st Century with a ScanSnap

Microsoft Word 5.1 Returns... to the iPad

Wrangle Windows on a Mac with New Take Control Ebook

iOS 4.1: Does it Work? Should You Install It?

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