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Dreamweaver can't unzip uploaded files?

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If I upload a zipped file to a remote server, Dreamweaver FTP cannot unzip it? What? Is this for real?

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Dreamweaver can't unzip uploaded files?

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If I upload a zipped file to a remote server, Dreamweaver FTP cannot unzip it? What? Is this for real?

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Dw and FTPs are not compression utilities.  The server has to have something (WinZip, 7zip, WinRAR, etc) to unzip the archives.

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the server has compression utilities running.

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LEGEND ,
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But FTPs don't have a way of telling the server to uncompress.  You need to log on to the server, find the file, and uncompress it, manually.

Unless you're using something like ColdFusion on the server that you're uploading the file to.  Then you can use something like CFZIP to take care of it.  But that would be CF coding, not FTPing.

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You have to download the archive first and unzip it  with your ocmputer's de-compression utility -- WinZip,  7-Zip, WinRAR, PeaZip, etc...

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OP already has the zipped file, wants to unzip after uploading to the remote.

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Honestly, the OP's question makes no sense. 

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It makes sense.. OP wants Dw FTP to upload and then unzip a compressed file.  Can't be done in any FTP app that I'm aware of.  It has to be unzipped manually, or programmatically using a server-side scripting language like CF, PHP, ASP, etc.  OP was not aware that FTPs don't have that ability built-in, natively.

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I used to do it frequently.

Upload a zip file to a server, unzip using the Zip or Extract tools on the server or in the cPanel File Manager. It doesn't happen automatically after FTP-ing.

FTP is what it stands for: a File Transfer Protocol, not an unzip utility. That's a separate step.

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