What are .sit files? Open with?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShockWave, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. ShockWave macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded a new app, but it came as a .sit file - Anyone know what that is, or what i can use to install it? :confused:
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you need Stuffit Expander to open it up, its free, used to be included in with OS X, but since Tiger was released its not, don't know why though.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It's a compressed file. Use Stuffit Expander to extract. :)

    Edit: D*mn... beaten again... :eek: but at least I had a link... ;)
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    see your efforts are not wasted ;)
     
  5. ShockWave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help guys - muchos appreciatedos..


    -SW-
     
  6. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I wonder why it's not included in Mac OS X anymore. I know Mac OS X can open .zip files by itself but a majority of Mac downloads use .sit or a variation of it. I mean the software is free but, maybe Apple had to pay for it to be on the Tiger disc? This confuses me...:confused:
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    As noted above compressed .sit and .sitx files are opened with Stuffit Expander.

    Stuffit Deluxe 10 is a very handy compression utility.

    You can get by O.K. with Expander, but Deluxe is great if you have lots
    of data to store or send.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This question has been answered many times in the months since Tiger was released. The Tiger-compatible version of Stuffit Expander was not ready when the OS went to manufacturing. However, Apple provided a link to it on the Apple.com web site when it became available.
     
  9. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Thanks, this makes perfect sense, I guess maybe the new Mac OS X 10.4.3 "Tiger" discs might have StuffIt Expander on it :)...or maybe Apple forgot ;)
     
  10. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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