Do Your ZIP Files Stop Working?


I recently had the Archive utility on my Mac go bonkers. Double-click on any zip archive or download a file from the net and it just sat there spinning. Fortunately I have good friends who are geekier than me. Thanks to Jeff Greenberg ( I'm up an running again. Thought I'd share in case its happened to you.

  1. In the Mac Finder, hold down the Option key.
  2. Click the Go Menu and choose Library.
  3. In the search field, enter the text
  4. Narrow the search results to just your library.
  5. Trash one or both files that are named
  6. Launch Disk Utility (in your Utilities folder).
  7. Select your hard drive.
  8. Click Repair Permissions.
  9. When it finishes, reboot.
  10. Problem solved.