Can A Macbook Air Download A Zip Files

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If you are facing this problem while you are downloading & installing DoYourData Software, you can follow these simple steps to solve this issue.

Can A Macbook Air Download A Zip Files

Step 1: Click 'Launchpad' --> Find 'System Preference', and Open it --> Click 'Security & Privacy'.

Create Zip files from the Context menu Right-click (or press CTRL and click) the files and folders you want to Zip. In the Context menu, choose Services, then select choose Email as a Zip file or Add to Zip file.

Step 2: Change the setting, enable your Mac can download from 'Anywhere'.

If you have upgraded your Mac to macOS 10.12 Sierra or higher, you just click 'Open Anyway', like this:

Step 3: Re-download the software or re-open the download file on your Mac. Then install it on your Mac, you can follow this guide:

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In this guide I explain how to access and recover files from a failed MacBook Air, assuming it’s not the hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) related failure.

Let’s say the laptop suffered from liquid spill, was dropped or just stopped working but you don’t have your files backed up.

MacBook Air (Late 2008 and Mid 2009)

These models came equipped with a 1.8″ 120GB SATA HDD or 128GB SSD with a 24 pin ZIF connector.

For the following procedure you will need a small Phillips screwdriver (size #0).


Remove 10 screws securing the laptop bottom cover. Remove the cover.

The hard drive located on the left side from the fan.


Disconnect the DVI/USB/Audio port cable from the logic board.

Just lift it up by the black tab attached to the connector.


Disconnect the hard drive cable from the logic board.

Remove 4 screws securing the mounting bracket.


Remove the hard drive.

While removing it, you will have to un-route the wireless antenna cable attached to the mounting bracket.


Very carefully lift up the cable retainer located on the hard drive connector (green arrow).

The retainer will open up at a 90 degree angle.

Pull the cable out of the connector (yellow arrow).


In order to access data on the hard drive I’ll be using a 24 Pin SATA LIF Macbook Air SSD HDD SATA Adapter.

This adapter is available on Amazon.


Connect the flat cable to the adapter.

Note that contacts on the cable are facing upwards.


Lock the connector by sliding the retainer to the shown direction.


Now connect the second end of the flat cable to the hard drive.

I had some trouble inserting the cable because it was too tight.

Make sure the cable is plugged all the way down into the connector.

Do not bent the cable because it can be easily damaged.

Note that contacts on the cable are facing downwards.

STEP 10.

Lock the connector.

You have to make sure that the cable is plugged correctly and contacts on the cable are aligned with the contacts on the connector.

STEP 11.

The hard drive is almost ready for data recovery.

STEP 12.

In order to connect the hard drive adapter to another Mac computer you will need a SATA to USB cable.

STEP 13.

Connect the cable to the hard drive adapter and plug it into another working Mac computer.

If everything is connected properly and the hard drive not failing, it should be detected by the Mac.

Now you can access your files.

MacBook Air 11-inch or 13-inch (2010/2011, 2012, 2013- Current models)

For the following procedure you will need Torx T5 screwdriver and 5-Point Torx Plus (Pentalobe compatible) screwdriver.


Remove 10 pentalobe screws from the bottom cover. Remove the cover.


Remove one Torx T5 screw securing the SSD.


Pull the SSD out of the slot.

For data access and recovery you will need a special external enclosure for Apple SSD drives available on eBay or Amazon.


SSDs installed in MacBook Air (2010/2011), MacBook Air (2012) and MacBook Air (2013/2014/2015/2017) models are different, even though they look similar.

The SSD removed from a 2010/2011 model will not fit into 2012 or 2013-Current year enclosure and vice versa.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple MacBook Air. Do not try to install a third party SSD into this enclosure or you will damage the drive.


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Select the right enclosure for your laptop and mount the SSD.

Assemble the enclosure.


Connect the enclosure to another Mac computer via provided USB 3.0 cable.

If the SSD is in good working condition your Mac should detect it.

Now you can access and recover needed files.

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You can use Migration Assistant software (built into Mac OS X) to transfer all personal files, settings and applications to another Mac computer.