.sit won't open. what should I do? sit and cry?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dammroze, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. dammroze macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi. I have recently bought an iMac. Just a newcomer.
    I've downloaded a program file with .sit extension.
    It just doesn't open. When I drag it to Stuffit expander, it says: the file "xxx" does not apper to be compressed or encoded. it is advised that you obtain further information about the contents of this file from the sender or provider of the file. It will help to know what program created the file and what operating system(s) the fice can be used on.

    What should I do? I can't contact the provider.
    Can't I just do something for the file to work?

    Just remembering that I'm a newcomer and have no idea what's next thing to do. I migrated from PC to Mac just a few days ago.

    Please help me! I just beg for your help!

    Thanks in advance.

    Dammroze
    Curitiba / Pr / Brazil
    eduardomd1234@hotmail.com
    eduardo@flechabrasil.com.br
    www.flechabrasil.com.br
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    First you have to find out if the .SIT file you have is a good file or a corrupted download. Go and get it again and see what happens.
     
  3. iluvrobots macrumors newbie

    iluvrobots

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    You need to download a program to unzip your zipped files that you downloaded. Download here http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/exp-downloadv.html
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Errr... the OP says they already have Stuffit expander and it is reporting that the archive cannot be opened..
     
  5. Hey DW macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem. I keep on getting the same message the original threadmaker gets. Any help?
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try using the unarchiver much better IMHO. stuffit is crap and bloatware.
     

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