StuffiT Expander...???...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Vasileios, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. Vasileios macrumors regular

    Vasileios

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    How can i zip/compress a file???
    i tried to use stuffit expander 10.0 but i can't find out what to do...
    shoul i use some other application?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Ctrl-click or right click on the file or folder and choose "Create Archive of..." to zip it...the function is built right into the OS!
     
  3. Vasileios thread starter macrumors regular

    Vasileios

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    Ouaou... it was so easy :)
    Thanks for opening my eyes !!!
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Stuffit Expander expands compressed files. It does not compress files. To compress files with Stuffit, you need Stuffit Standard or Stuffit Deluxe.
     
  5. mms macrumors 6502a

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    StuffIt Standard is also $50.

    Moral of the story - archiving comes with OS X now so there's no reason to pay StuffIt just to compress files. Granted, StuffIt offers more formats and the demo version always works, but for most users it isn't necessary.
     
  6. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    As far as I know, the compression schemes for zip and stuffit files are incredibly similar - thus by buying stuffit for $50, you get very little performance improvement. You will need it for a lot of program downloads though!
    Having said that though, a lot more apps are now bundled as compressed disk images. (You can also make these for free with disk utility).
    And yes, it's incredibly easy to make .zip files in os X
     

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