Prevent Safari from unzipping and deleting zip files

Safari’s default behavior is to unzip downloaded zip files, and also delete them. While this is nice some of the time, it isn’t ideal all of the time. So rather than go hunting through the trash I’d rather turn the option off all together.

Thankfully it’s rather simple:

  1. Open Safari > Preferences > General
  2. Uncheck: Open “safe” files after downloading (it’s at the bottom)

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