Unzipping App File Does Not Lead to Usable Application during Install

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Bondi Blue

08 Apr, 2017 08:14 PM


So I am using a 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 7450 running Mac OS 10.4.11. I downloaded the latest TenFourFox7450 zip file (v45.8.0). But when I double click the zip file icon on my desktop, it opens a little Downloads window in Safari with the zip file name. When I double click on that file, it unarchives it, but no new .app file appears that I am able to add to my Applications directory (I have no idea where the unarchived file goes). When I open the same file using BOMArchiveHelper rather than Safari, it generates a .cpgz zip file. No matter what I do, I can't seem to extract the actual application from the zip archive. Any ideas?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 08 Apr, 2017 10:03 PM

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    This sounds like the download was interrupted mid-stream, which can occur for a variety of reasons. I would simply try to download it again. If it does the same thing, please verify your download was not tampered with by checking the hash using the instructions here: https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/wiki/Hashes

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 08 Apr, 2017 10:03 PM

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    (The .download file indicates the download did not complete, by the way. It should disappear on its own once the download terminates.)

  3. 3 Posted by Bondi Blue on 09 Apr, 2017 09:20 PM

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    Thank you very much Cameron! That resolved the issue!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 09 Apr, 2017 10:53 PM

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