Alternative to Stuffit.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ultimate-Omen, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Ultimate-Omen macrumors member

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    I've had all I can stand with stuffit 10...it doesn't expand half the things it should. So, does anyone know of an alternative to stuffit?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, some people are having more luck staying with Stuffit 9.0 however I find 10.0 better personally. There are many more specialised de-compressors on VersionTracker however Stuffit is the best all-rounder IMO. Maybe have a bit of a look around there all the same, just to see if there's one that suits you better. :)
     
  3. Ultimate-Omen thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you, yes i know that all signs point to stuffit but i just cant stand it...i wish there was something like winzip for mac that could expand anything.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    What things doesn't it expand?

    I know it can't compress .zip file contents beyond the minimum but it does expand quite a lot and you can allow it to use the system utilities to work on others.
     

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  5. Ultimate-Omen thread starter macrumors member

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    well i only have (had) stuffit expander...and apparently they released build 10.0.1 which fixes the errors that i am experiencing. BUT it wont let me upgrade expander without downloading and installing stuffit standard (which is a bunch of crap that i dont want to deal with). As of this point that is the only way of upgrading it...or so it seems. I am stuck.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I think that they were trying to make it better so that you could compress and archive things with Standard where you couldn't with Expander. It's not a bad deal--it's still free. :)

    Besides, it's the engine that's important and you'll need the version 10 engine to catch all the new changes...oh yeah, that was version 8. :D
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    WinZip didn't expand rar-files last time I tried.
     
  8. Ultimate-Omen thread starter macrumors member

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    i meant winrar :D
     

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