Downloaded Zip Files Showing Up as Folders on Mac?

If you’re on a Mac, trying to download a zip file from Blackboard (an exported test, say), and it’s showing up as a folder instead of a zip file, a setting in Safari is likely to blame. To solve this problem:

  1. Open Safari
  3. At the bottom of the preferences screen, uncheck the box labelled Open “safe” files after downloading.

You should now be able to download zip packages for re-uploading into Blackboard without a problem without leaving Safari.