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Zip files from Mac to Windows

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maxsquared    0

Hi noticed this but never really paid attention to this:

Recently someone from work asked me, that she's got a file on Mac and zipped, sent to a windows user, they can't open it, then I asked her to send it to me, the reason, the other user can't open it, it's the files that embedded into the zip file e.g. _Mac folder and files, is there a way not to include them when zip a file on Mac?

Thanks.

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CPressland    176

Just tested it mate, worked fine on two Macs and three Windows PCs. All Macs were OS X Leopard and all PCs were Windows XP Pro, worked in both WinRAR and the XP Built-in system

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giga    45

What program did she zip it with? Which OS?

Zipping is cross platform here as well.

_MACOSX folders are seen when opened on Windows machines, but they shouldn't affect anything. The other files should be perfectly intact.

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HellScream63    0

Yeah Zipping is cross platform.

The file may be corrupt.

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offroadaaron    230

zip is a file type that should be the same cross platform

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shihchiun    2

You would see the Mac files, but they would be there in addition to whatever you zipped. If you can't open whatever that is, there's something else going on - the Mac files won't do anything on Windows, they're just there.

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