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Disable Auto-Extract Feature - Safari

This page provides instructions for disabling automatic extracting of archives, including zip files.

Open Safari

Open Safari
  • Open Safari by clicking its icon from the dock, the launchpad, or the applications folder.

Open Preferences

Open Preferences
  1. Click Safari in the menu bar at the top-left corner of your screen to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences...

Disable Auto-Extract

Disable Auto-Extract
  1. Make sure you are in the tab labeled General.
  2. Uncheck the box next to Open 'safe' files after downloading.

This will disable the automatic opening of PDFs, text documents, movies, and pictures.

Success!

You have successfully disabled the auto-extract feature in Safari.

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