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I sent myself a compressed folder from my OS X machine to my Windows machine. When I opened it I of course got the __MACOSX folder, but the contents were in an extension-less file of about the right number of bits.

How can I look at this on a Windows box?

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Remember that some files on Mac OS X store their actual content in the resource fork that is compressed to the __MACOSX folder. What file types are in that folder? –  Daniel Beck Apr 28 '11 at 17:21
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That folder is a mac generated folder, you ignore that on Windows, the actual files that you placed in the archive will be in the same location.

So you would have:

_MACOSX
file1
file2

You may not have compressed the files correctly, go back and try again.

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