Is there an alternative to Stuffit Expander?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Spanky Deluxe, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Stuffit Expander just plain refuses to work on my computer. The program opens up but doesn't seem to even attempt to extract any .sit files. If I drop a sit file on the Stuffit Expander icon in the doc the program starts up and then quits leaving nothing expanded.
    Every time I've ever had to use anything Stuffit I've found nothing but frustration. Imo its a horrible disgusting application and compression method.

    Is there any kind of freeware expander out there?

    PS This is a fresh install of Tiger only a few days old with iLife '06, MSN Messenger, Tomato Torrent, VLC and Microsoft Office installed. That's it.
     
  2. possuvaan macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. I read from the stuffit-site, that the problem has something to do with the update checker. So, the solution:

    -disable your network-connection temporarily
    -(maybe reboot?)
    -now open stuffit
    -disable "Check updates automatically"
    -re-enable network-connection

    Now it should work. I hope I didn't miss any phase, but if it doesn't work like this, you can find it from the stuffit-site somewhere. But anyway, the solution is to prevent the Update-checker from seeing network and then it will run for you to disable it.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Other than Stuffit Expander (it's free), not for Stuffit compressed files. It's Stuffit Expander or nothing. Of course, if it's a zipped file, the built-in unzipper should kick in.
     
  4. M-theory macrumors 6502

    M-theory

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    off topic but I love your 'tar :)
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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