When you use the "Create Archive" function on your Mac (to create a zip file), hidden files are inserted into the zip archive. While you cannot see these files on your mac, PC users will be able to see files and folders that would be hidden on the Mac: The ".DS_Store" file and "__MACOSX" folder.

Not only can these files and folders confuse your end-user - but they can also confound downstream processing on PC where the end-user has automated extraction for zip files, resulting in a failed extraction of the zip file. For example, if the entity to whom you are sending the zip file uses automated processing to unzip the file, their software may be unable to process zip archives created on your mac computer. The solution is our Zip Mac Files for the PC utility... a simple, lightweight drag and drop application that keeps Mac and PC users talking.

This application will create zip files that you can send to PC users with no problems. Of course, the zip files can also be read on your mac. The program has two setting - the native state which removes the ".DS_Store" file and "__MACOSX" folder, and a checkbox enabled setting to strip ALL hidden files from the zip archive.

What's New

Version 2.1.4

64 Bit.

Ratings and Reviews

This app is a piece of junk

chick chick

This works no better than the piece of crap which came with my Mac. I’ve tried the tricks mentioned in the positive reviews, but there is virtually no file compression when using this program. How do I get my money back??????

Works Great!


The zipping utility on my Mac wasn’t working properly. Whenever I tried to open my zipped file, I would get a duplicate. My husband would get an error message on his PC. I tried iZip and another archiving program, but they produced the same results. This program does exactly what it’s supposed to do. All I had to do was check the Click here to exclude ALL hidden files, and it worked. Both my husband and I were able to open the zipped file with no problems. Highly recommended.

Does what it says, fast, clean.

William Pegues, FCSI, CCS

App does what it says it does, clean and fast. If what you want to send to someone is in a folder or has subfolders, those are all correctly preserved, just the hidden files are removed. I use this professionally and send files to PC users who may have little knowledge of computers, this makes a clean file that they can easily open.


Brian Lucido
4.2 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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