Stuffit just bounces, bounces...

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  1. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    I have had no problems with Stuffit up to today. I downloaded a .zip file this morning and it opened it no trouble. However, later today I dowloaded an .sit file: the Stuffit icon popeed up but just stayed bouncing there for about 30 seconds. Then it stopped bouncing but still didn't do anything. It took 2 minutes to open a 86k file!. I have downloaded a few more .sit files today and the same thing happens. Please help!
     
  2. Melvin Furd macrumors member

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    Stuffit Bounce

    I had the same problem too with drop zip. I just rebooted the computer and everything seem fine after that.
     
  3. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I rebooted and all seems slow and jumpy again with Stuffit. Also, Safari just decided to restore all the default settings all of a sudden just now, and is now asking me to make some sort of new Key Chain!
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    BACKUP YOUR FILES. Sounds like things are going south.

    Then try to fix it.
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Yikes. What OS version are you running? What did you unzip before? Was it a new application install? Did you repair permissions? As jsw said, backup if you can.
     
  6. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've repaired permissions but still have these odd probs. You may have noticed my other thread 'Fed up with my Mac' lol. I am going to back up what I can. Ah well, I don't think 5gb of music will fit on a CD, but I"ll save what I can. How do I do a copmplete reinstall if things went badly?
     
  7. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    Check to see if version checking is turned on, and if so, turn it off for now. The Allume web site support area is somewhat troubled at the moment and Stuffit may be repeatedly checking for that update, never connecting, and slowing its real work.

    You've probably done this already, but if that zip file that nicely unzipped then installed some software, run repair permissions. {Edit:yea, I see you've done that.]

    Let us hear how it gets solved!
     
  8. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Even after doing a clean install of OS X, this 'stuffit bounces forever' prob still occurs. Odd.
     
  10. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem,disabling version check did the trick, its fine now thanx :)

    and wowser just double click on stuffit expander let it bounce for a while than it will stop and than it will laucnh than go tot preferences disable version check it will be fine ;)
     
  11. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The worrying thing is that when it stops bouncing and i click on it, it doesn't display a contextual menu in the menu bar - that is, clicking on it does nothing. When i hold down click on it, it gives the option for Forced Quid, rather than just 'Quit' which worries me. Perhaps I will be able to select preferences once their web site is working again?

    EDit: After even more waiting, it finally threw up the menu. I disabled the version checking and it works perfectly now. Thanks a lot guys! :p
     
  12. Nermal Moderator

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    I've been having the same problem, so I'll disable version checking too and hopefully that'll fix it here too :)
     
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Hopefully I am not hijacking this thread with this question:

    What about failures to expand SITX files. I had to get a separate program since Stuffit did not like certain RAR files.
     
  14. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! Funny! I started to have the bouncing problem yesterday without any reason! Will disable version check to see if it helps... I hate Stuffit...
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Weird, me and Chaszmyr just had the same thing! He's on v8, and I'm on 9.0.1. EVENTUALLY in both caes Stuffit finally kicked in :confused:
     
  16. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I was wondering about this when Stuffit started misbehaving yesterday, wondering if I had to perform the long overdue annual clean install. But since disableing helped I can push that even further. :p

    If you manually try Help -> Check for Updates the browser tries to access a page on www.producturlsupport.com without finding anything, and times out after a while...
     
  17. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I have the same problem with stuffit today as well! What's happening to stuffit?
     
  18. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    Check to see if version checking is turned on, and if so, turn it off for now. The Allume web site support area is somewhat troubled at the moment and Stuffit may be repeatedly checking for that update, never connecting, and slowing its real work.

    And I thought everyone read every posting. :p
     

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