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How to Open ZIP Files on the Macintosh
Note: Many of the products listed in our eBook directory are delivered as ZIP file downloads. ZIP files are compressed files containing one or more files inside, which make up the software and/or eBook package that you purchased. Here are instructions for working with ZIP files on the Apple Mac:
Downloading ZIP files on the Apple Mac is basically done using the same process as downloading any other files to your Macintosh computer. Just click the download button on the site in question, and your Mac will start to download the file onto your computer. Although it is possible to save ZIP files on the desktop, when ZIP files are downloaded from a website, they are directly saved in the Downloads folder or Documents folder in the user directory.
All recent Macintosh computers come with a variant of the MacOS X operating system. This operating system includes built-in features for opening most ZIP files automatically, however in the case of a ZIP file protected by a password, you will need to enter the password and use the Apple Terminal Utility (details below).
Here are the general steps for opening a ZIP file on the Macintosh:
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