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    Default quick question about .zip files
    You have a file you need to download, it's .zip.

    Once its done downloading, it automatically unzips into a folder.

    Would someone tell me how to rename a .zip file, I guess before it's unzipped? Or if it can be done afterwards, thats fine as well.

    I'm on Mac

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    do you mean on your computer. just click on the file name and you can put any name in you want. or you can use the get info (command-I) to change the name that way.
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    On my Mac, when I download a file thats zipped, it automatically unzips it. It turns the zipped file...into an unzipped folder on my desktop.

    At that point, I can't simply rename it to a .ispw file. It renames the folder, but doesnt convert it...make sense?

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    on "Safari" preference, at general tab you can find "open safe file after downloading" remove that and they will not be unzipped after downloading. thats all.


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    Or, you can go to the file/folder where ever it is, lets say downloads.

    Rename the file, then Control+Click on the file/folder, choose "Compress [file name]"

    Then, it will make a new zipped file/folder in that same directory.

    This process can be done with any file or folder... not just ones that were download as a zip.
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