Many Mac owners opt to keep some of their personal data files on services like iCloud or Dropbox to reclaim more disk space. However, saving some file formats in Dropbox may be followed by certain issues.
For example, a quite frequent occasion is being unable to open the logix.zip file from Dropbox.
Once you try, you may notice a mistake in the shape of a pop-up window with the corresponding message. Most often, Mac owners who use Yosemite and LPX experience this notification:
“Unable to expand [file name.logicx.zip] into Desktop. (Error 17-File exists.)”
In such cases, users usually try to overcome the problem by right-clicking the download ZIP. Most probably, you know that this step allows accessing the feature called “Open with…” In this situation, a user will face “Open with Zip archive,” but there is no guarantee it will work. Sometimes, the error message will still show up. It is an annoying situation, but it can be resolved.
Most often, a user adds the identical item twice to a Zip archive and may forget about this fact accidentally. That is the main cause of error 17. Once the person tries to expand the file, it finds it impossible to unzip the cloned item because it is already there in the unzipped folder. A dubious content is one more popular reason why the user may fail when trying to work with LOgix.zip file on Dropbox.
How in the world should you know that a copy exists on your computer? It is easy as ABC – use the Finder application on your Mac.
- Discover the Finder tool.
- Right-click on it.
- Pick the Compress File feature, 100% compatibility.
- Scan the system to ensure the clones of the target file do not exist on your Apple computer.
A user should also keep in mind that some archives using certain Zip apps cannot be processed with the help of Zip archive today.
Running out of Free Space?
In some cases, the cause of the problem is the lack of space on your Mac. The system simply does not know where to download and unpack the archive as it sees no available space on the hard disk. Then, it would be enough to wipe the hard drive by deleting the useless items such as login/startup files, duplicates of different items, downloads, visual effects, etc. You may either do it manually with the help of Activity Monitor or Terminal apps, but the fastest way to solve the problem with storage is to download and install a special third-party cleaning software for Mac.
The trick with Finder does not always work. In case the issue with applying the built-in decompressor in OS X shows up, the good idea is to get a third-party compressor. Speaking about the external solutions, you should also try something like Stuffit Expander. The software is free of charge, so you risk losing nothing.
Just remember that duplicates are the core problem in 90% cases, so take care of them first