.sit files are empty???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skubish, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    #1
    How come when I download icons (in .sit files) when I extract them using StuffIt the resulting folders are empty? Yet when I restart OSX then the files show up. Is there a way to refresh the folders without restarting?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Have you (just) upgraded to Tiger? If so you need to get the newest version of Stuffit...
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

    tag

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    I had the same problem after I upgraded to tiger, though even getting the latest version of stuffit didn't help, but someone suggested in another forum to goto preferences, click on 'Destination' and change 'Create Surrounding Folder' to 'Always'. That fixed the problem for me at least. Hopefully that will help you too.

    Also you said you were restarting everytime you wanted to see the files that were extracted. They are actually there just invisible, you can always make a copy of the newly extracted folder and it should show the contents in the copy, though hopefully the above hint will make it so you don't have to do this.
     
  4. skubish thread starter macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    This is a new iBook which came with Tiger. I have the latest version of StuffIt. In any event your suggestion fixed the problem.

    Thanks a lot.
    :)
     
  5. tag macrumors 6502a

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  6. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    I believe the problem has something to do with the .ds_store file created when the archive is extracted. An alternative way of getting files to show up is to open terminal, navigate to the folder, and delete the .ds_store file.

    Glad the problem is already fixed though, so you can pretty much disregard the above. :D
     

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