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Expand your Zip Files and Liquidate Them

Expand your Zip Files and Liquidate Them

If you are working on OS X, working on zip files is simple. Just double click on them and they will be unzipped. But there are some things that irritate us. Like, when we unzip the zip file, we have its contents in a folder, but the zip file is still lying there and we don’t want it. Of course we can delete these zip files, but in case we forget deleting them, there will be clutter lying around the system.

Most of Mac users go for the Archive app, which is provided by Mac for decompressing files. It just unzips the files and then leaves the scene. In order to make it clean the leftover useless zip file as well, go to System/Library/CoreServices. Open this folder and select Preferences under Archive Utility. Now select the option that talks about moving archive to trash. This option would be in a drop down list. There are other options as well. For example, you can also go for the Delete Archive option but if you select that, you won’t be able to recover the archive files in case you ever wanted to. You can even set a folder where you want to save unzipped archives.

After changing the preference settings, close the application. Now whenever you unzip any files, the zip file will go to trash after getting unzipped.

There are many more options as well. For instance, if you look in the Preference window, you will find other features like putting all unzipped files in one place – let’s say any folder on your desktop.

Have you ever faced a clutter problem of too many archives lying here and there? Plus they also take up hard disk space. How do you get rid of them once they are expanded? Follow this tip and let them go as soon as you don’t need them. Let us know what you think.

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