Can’t unzip: Operation not permitted (Mac)

by Peter Damien

Our MacOS customers facing the issue, when they can’t unpack extension archive, using standard Unarchiver utility.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can easely unpack extension archive, when ‘Error 1 - Operation not permitted’ message is raised.

Here is how the error looks like, when you are trying to unpack firecheckout archive:

Screenshot: Error 1 - Operation not permitted


In short - use the terminal to unzip and chmod unzipped files.

Follow the steps below to accomplish this solution:

  1. Run terminal

    Press Option + Space and type in terminal in Spotlight Search popup:

    Running terminal

  2. Run the following commands in terminal

    In this example we assume that you’ve downloaded firecheckout archive into ~/Downloads folder.

    Please replace archive name with actual name that you’d like to unpack.

    cd ~/Downloads
    unzip -q -d firecheckout-3.6.2 && cd firecheckout-3.6.2
    find . -type d -exec chmod 2770 {} \;
    find . -type f -exec chmod 660 {} \;

    Runnning commands in terminal

  3. That’s all. You can browse the sources with Finder

    Unpacked sources

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