Apple's Stuffit keeps quiting (trying to open a zip file)

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  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to decompress this zip file and the stuffit expander quit right after saying it unexpectedly quits. Anyone have any ideas? I always thought that this program works for zip files.....
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Just use the built-in zip-utility to compress and decompress. You can change the app by right-clicking on the file and choosing "Get Info".

    And, BTW, Stuffit is no Apple product.
     
  3. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    What OS are you using?
    And what version of stuffit?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    FYI, Stuffit is not an Apple application. It is produced by Allume Systems (formerly Aladdin Systems, Inc.). Allume Systems was recently purchased by Smith-Micro, Inc.
     
  5. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's the built-in zip-utlity called? I thought that was stuffit?

    My osx version is 10.3.9; and the stuffit version is 7.03.
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Well, the most recent version of Stuffit is 9.something, so you definitely want to update that...

    the built-in unzipper is BOMArchiveHelper. To open it with that, right-click (or control-click) on the zip in question, and choose open with...
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The built-in utility for un-zipping and un-tarring is called bomarchivehelper. :eek: It doesn't handle the StuffIt formats, though.

    EDIT: well, beaten to it, but bomarchivehelper has a plist file in ~/library/preferences. So if you're having trouble with it (and it's bomarchivehelper, and not stuffit, that's crashing) then try the usual trashing the plist technique.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It's also possible that zipped file is corrupt..
     
  9. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, the bomarchive program doesn't quit like the stuffit, but it just seems to be stuck opening it. I left my ibook overnight actually to see if it would open it since it just showed that it is opening it but not actually. :( I'll try to erase some hd space and see if that'll help. Thanks anyways guys and gals.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Overnight? :eek: How big is this file?

    Your next option is to try unzipping it from terminal. Then no ambiguity about what's going on if it doesn't work. :eek:
     
  11. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I had this problem before, and like what many people here have already noted, you should update to the newest version of stuffit. That fixed the problem.
     
  12. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I learned that after I see stuffit open the file, it would quit. I first thought it didn't work but there was a folder with the new contents at the default location for expanding. So it was there, it just doesn't automatically go to the folder location to let you know that.
     

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