How to Stop Safari Opening Zip Files After Download

If you use Safari you may have noticed that after downloading a zip file it automatically opens the file. This can be a littl frustrating so here is how you can quickly and easily fix the problem.

  • Open Safari
  • Select Preferences (CMD+, or Safari > Preferences)
  • Under the General Tab Uncheck Open Safe Files After Downloading

Safari will now no longer decompress a zip file after dowloading. This also stops movie files, sound files, PDFs and text documents from opening after downloading in Safari too.

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