How to Unzip Files on mac?

How to Unzip Files on mac?

Congratulations! Finally, you have switched to the Mac. This means you have purchased a MacBook or iMac. If you are confused about how to unzip files on the Mac operating system, you can follow my methods carefully to easily understand. If you don't have the Mac operating system, don't be sad and don't irritate yourself. I trust that you can purchase it in time after success. If you have already followed all my steps carefully,

There are a Three ways to Unzip Files on your macOS Operating System. Excract Zip File Directly, Excract with Terminal and Excract with Third Party Software. I can Provide the All Methods Step by Step.

Default Way to Unzip Files on mac

You don't need to do anything as Mac already knows how to handle it. Just use Safari browser. Safari browser technology is advanced. When you download any zip file from the internet through Safari browser, it will automatically extract the zip file and display it in your download folder as an extracted folder. This Safari service is like a 5-star chocolate. Do nothing!

Unzip Files with Terminal

Terminal is the most powerful tool in Mac. Almost any task can be done through Terminal. MacOS is a Unix-based system, so Terminal is compulsory available on Mac.

Sometimes, you need to operate tasks remotely through Terminal SSH Client. In these cases, you can use Terminal to extract any zip file. If the zip file is downloaded through curl or wget, Mac's built-in system won't extract it. In this case, you can extract this type of file using the "unzip" command in Terminal. On the Mac05 screen, at the top right corner, you will see the search logo in the menu bar. Click on this logo to open the Spotlight Search and open Terminal. Inside Terminal, put the given command to install Unzip on Mac:

brev install unzip
Unzip install in mac's Terminal

After putting this command, your Unzip installation process will be completed within minutes. Once it's complete, go to the directory where the zip file is located in Terminal using the cd command. Once you have followed the given command, use the following command to unzip the file:

Excract zip file with Unzip command in terminal

Replace "FILENAME" with the name of your zip file. From the screenshot, I can see that my zip file name is "", so I can use this file name to successfully extract the file and create a new folder named "wordpress" in this directory.

Excract Compressed file with izip

Sometimes, compressed files are not available with the .zip extension. In this case, we cannot extract the file directly or using the Unzip command. We need an additional tool. In the marketplace, iZip is the best tool to extract these files. It's a free and open-source tool for the Mac operating system.

izip install in macOS

From the screenshot, you can see how to install this tool. To extract any compressed file with zipx, rar, tar, gz and 7z filename extensions. you can right-click on the filename and choose the "Open with iZip" option. Click on this option to manage your file.

Excract Compressed file with izip

From the screenshot, I can see that I can extract the "inet70.tar" file, which takes about a minute. The time required depends on the size of the file.

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