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Understanding Compressed Files and Apple’s Archive Utility

Posted on April 18th, 2018 by Kirk McElhearn

Compressed files and archives are very common. You certainly see these files often—they bear the .zip extension, and contain one or more files that have been shrunk to save space. Archives also allow you to store a number of files in a single file, making them easier to move around or send to others. (For instance, if you sent a hundred text files to someone by email without compressing them, it would be very annoying to receive that many attachments.)

Apple’s macOS uses Archive Utility, a small app hidden away in an obscure folder and used to create and decompress .zip files. The Archive Utility app has some options that may make working with archives easier. In this article, you’ll learn about compressed files and Archive Utility, and we’ll show you some options you can adjust that will make working with compressed files easier.

Where is the Archive Utility?

Archive Utility is a small app hidden in a system folder. To access Archive Utility on your Mac, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications. Here you’ll find Archive Utility along with some other apps that you may occasionally use, such as About this Mac, Network Utility and Screen Sharing. All of these apps are generally launched in other ways, but not by double-clicking. About this Mac launches when you click the Apple menu and choose About this Mac. You can launch Screen Sharing by choosing Go > Connect to Server in the Finder.

How to use Archive Utility

In most cases, you’ll use Archive Utility without launching it directly. If you want to compress a file, a folder, or a group of items, select it/them, then right click and choose Compress [item name]. Archive Utility launches, compresses the item(s), and then it quits.

The same is the case if you receive a .zip archive and want to expand it; just double-click the archive. Archive Utility opens, decompresses the archive, and then it quits.

However, if you need to create a lot of archives, you might want to launch the app, so you can drag files and folders onto its Dock icon and not have to bother with the contextual menu.

Archive Utility Preferences

If you launch Archive Utility, then choose Archive Utility > Preferences, you see a small window with a number of options.

Archive Utility preferences can be very useful if you work with compressed files often. There are two sections to the window, with a horizontal rule dividing them. The top section controls what happens when you decompress archives. These settings are as follows:

Save expanded files lets you choose to save decompressed archives in the same folder as the original, or in a specific folder. If you want to use a different location, click the popup menu and choose Into, then select a folder. This can be useful if you get lots of .zip archives—such as daily backups, or database dumps—and want to automatically store them in a specific location after expanding them.

After expanding lets you leave the archive where it is, move it to the Trash, or delete it (without putting it in the Trash). You can choose one of these options from the popup menu. You can also choose Move archive to, and select a folder, if you want to save your archives.

Reveal expanded item(s) in Finder tells Archive Utility to select the decompressed file or folder and bring its window to the front. If you don’t move the expanded files to a different folder, you probably don’t need to change this.

Keep expanding if possible tells Archive Utility to decompress any archives it finds within an archive. This isn’t common, but there are some types of archives that may present like this, such as Unix archives that first use a .tar compressed, then a .gz compression.

The bottom section, below the horizontal line, tells Archive Utility how to create compressed archives.

If you want to tell Archive Utility where to save the archives you create, from the Save archive popup menu, choose Into, then select a location. Otherwise, they are created in the same folder as the original items.

You can use one of three archive formats. Compressed archive, regular archive, and Zip archive.

  • A Compressed archive is a .cpgz archive. This is used on Unix and Linux, and you won’t want to use this format unless you’re sending archives to a computer running one of these operating system.
  • A Regular archive is a .cpio archive, which combines multiple files in a single file without compressing them. As above, you won’t need to use this unless you’re working with other operating systems.
  • A Zip archive is what we’re all familiar with; it combines and compresses files, in some cases reducing the overall size by half or more. It both saves space, and makes it easy to manage large numbers of files. It’s also the most compatible, being readable on both macOS and Windows.

After archiving, Archive Utility can leave files alone (do nothing to them), move them to the Trash, or delete them (without moving them to the Trash). You can also check Reveal archive in Finder to have Archive Utility show you archives when it’s finished. This can be useful if you create large archives that can take several minutes to create, and want a sort of notification when they’re finished.

I prefer to leave all the settings at their defaults, with the exception of the After expanding option; I’ve set that to move archives to the Trash. It’s rare that you’ll need to keep an expanded archive, and this saves time, because you won’t have to manually trash them. You may want to change other settings, especially if you need to keep your .zip archives, or want to expand them in a different location from where you access them (often the Downloads folder).

Archive Utility is an essential tool. With the awareness that you can change some of its settings, you’ll find it easier to work with archives.


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About Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He is co-host of the Intego Mac Podcast and PhotoActive, and a regular contributor to The Mac Security Blog, TidBITS, and several other websites and publications. Kirk has written more than twenty books, including Take Control books about iTunes, LaunchBar, and Scrivener. Follow him on Twitter at @mcelhearn. View all posts by Kirk McElhearn → This entry was posted in Apple, How To and tagged archive, Archive Utility, Compress Files, productivity. Bookmark the permalink.
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A function for transferring music to the audio devices such as the WALKMAN® and playback of High-Resolution Audio content are available.

An application for organizing and transferring music on audio devices manufactured by Sony

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Compatible OSes: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1

Update information

  • ■Important

    • To users using the Walkman® NW-A100 series and NW-ZX500 series

      To improve connection stability, please update Music Center for PC and the onboard software of your product to the latest versions. If either one of these is not using the latest version, you may not be able to connect Music Center for PC to your Walkman.

    ■Main Update Details

    • The app automatically shows to the transfer screen when the Walkman is connected
    • The app automatically switches to Import from CD screen when CD is inserted
    • The app checks whether the same songs are included when add songs to a playlist
    • Other operational stability and performance improvements

Past updates


Function for transferring music to Sony audio devices such as the WALKMAN®

You can transfer music content managed on a computer to Sony audio devices such as a Walkman.

Details

Compatible with the playback of High-Resolution Audio content

You can unify management of music content on a computer that was imported from a CD or purchased via the Internet.
You can also play back High-Resolution Audio content.

Details

Click here to get “Music Center” (mobile application for Android/iOS).
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Note

  • If you are using a WALKMAN® that arrived in stores in or before December 2013, you should switch the file transferring mode from MTP to MSC before using “Music Center for PC”. For details, refer to the column “Transferring music files” under “WALKMAN®” in Supported Devices. If necessary, follow the steps under “Switching the file transfer mode” to switch the file transfer mode.
Download “Music Center for PC”
  • Compatible OSes: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1
  • Release date: 2020-08-04
  • File size: 109 MB (114,741,088 bytes)
  • Version: 2.3.0
  • Downloading is free of charge.

Update information

  • ■Important

    • To users using the Walkman® NW-A100 series and NW-ZX500 series

      To improve connection stability, please update Music Center for PC and the onboard software of your product to the latest versions. If either one of these is not using the latest version, you may not be able to connect Music Center for PC to your Walkman.

    ■Main Update Details

    • The app automatically shows to the transfer screen when the Walkman is connected
    • The app automatically switches to Import from CD screen when CD is inserted
    • The app checks whether the same songs are included when add songs to a playlist
    • Other operational stability and performance improvements

Past updates

System requirements

OS
  • Windows® 10 Home / Pro (November 2018 Update (version 1809) or later)
  • Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8.1 Pro
CPU
  • Processor with 1.66 GHz or more
    2 GHz or more are recommended for playback of High-Resolution Audio content
Required memory
  • Windows 10: 1 GB or more (32 bit) / 2 GB or more (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1: 1 GB or more (32 bit) / 2 GB or more (64 bit)
Internal storage (HDD/SSD)
  • Free space: 400 MB or more
    The required free space may differ depending on the version of Windows or in proportion to the amount of audio files.
Display
  • Resolution: 1024 × 768 dots or more
  • Color: High Color (16 bit) or more
Media drive
  • A media drive that is compatible with digital playback using a WDM system
USB port
  • Sony does not guarantee the operation of a USB jack extended with a hub in combination with audio devices that are not operation-certified.
Internet connection
  • To use the audio CD database service (Gracenote)

Note

  • This application is provided for users of supported audio devices manufactured by Sony.
  • The computer should meet the system requirements above at a minimum. Sony does not guarantee operation on all computers even if they meet the above system requirements.
  • If the Windows Service Pack is not guaranteed to operate in the current environment, update the Service Pack to the latest version.
  • The application is not supported in the following environments:
    • Environments that are upgrades of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
    • Personally constructed computers or operating systems
    • Retail brand computers
  • If there is not enough free space on the HDD/SSD, delete or move unnecessary files. The free space may increase.
  • To download the application, fees may be charged (e.g. telecom rates). The fees depend on your internet connection method, contract with your internet provider, etc.
  • Sony bears no responsibility under any circumstances whatsoever for direct or indirect losses that occur due to the use of this application.
  • The supplied application is protected by copyright. You may not copy and redistribute the application or use it for purposes other than those defined by Sony.
  • The application may not operate correctly in the following situations:
    • When two or more USB devices are connected to the computer.
    • When a device is connected using a USB hub, USB extension cable, or USB terminal supplied with the keyboard.
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