Software : Apple : Archive Utility

Apple Archive Utility

(as of 6/12/2017)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Write and read Zip, CPIO, and CPGZ archives
  • Extract a variety of archive formats such as BZIP2, TAR, CBZ, and TGZ
  • Customize archiving functionality

Apple Archive Utility is an application bundled with OS X. It is used to create and expand archives.

Archive Utility can write and read ZIP archives, as well as CPIO and CPGZ archives. The program can also extract bzip2, cbz, tar, gz, jar, tgz, tbz, compress, and uuencode archive formats. Archive Utility enables you to customize the archiving and expanding process. You can choose where you want to save expanded files, what to do with archives after expanding them, where to save archives, and what to do with archives after creating them.

Apple Archive Utility is a helpful tool for OS X users that comes bundled with the operating system. It supports many of the most popular archive formats and even gives you some customizable archiving functions. If you are an OS X user, Apple Archive Utility is a useful solution to many of your archiving needs.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.ZIP – Zipped File

Other file extensions used by Apple Archive Utility 10

Supported File Types
.BZBzip Compressed File
.BZ2Bzip2 Compressed File
.BZIP2Bzip2 Compressed Archive
.CPGZCompressed CPIO Archive
.CPIOUnix CPIO Archive
.GZGnu Zipped Archive
.HQXBinHex 4.0 Encoded File
.PAXPAX Archive
.TARConsolidated Unix File Archive
.TBZBzip Compressed Tar Archive
.TBZ2Tar BZip 2 Compressed File
.TGZGzipped Tar File
.TXZXZ Compressed Tar Archive
.UUUuencoded File
.XIPmacOS Signed Archive
.XZXZ Compressed Archive
.ZUnix Compressed File

Updated: June 12, 2017