How to I extract a SIT file in Mac OSX SL?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    How to I extract a SIT file in Mac OSX SL? It opens on my iBook G3 running Mac OS9... So I guess its an "old" sort of file compression type. Is there any way I can extract SIT files on Mac OSX SL?

    BTW when I try and extract them on OSX it says it can't open this filetype.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    The Unarchiver should do it for you.

    http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks, it worked! Mac OSX should come with something like that.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I use Stuffit Expander. From what I gather that is where .sit came from (stuffit). Not to mention it unarchives pretty much everything.
     
  5. GGJstudios, Apr 12, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mac OS X does come with a built-in compressor/expander, but .sit files is a proprietary file type used by StuffIt, so it's not expected that Mac's built-in expander would open every file type.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    For longer than a decade, it did. However, Apple and Stuffit's developer had a falling-out. At any rate, Stuffit Expander is free as is The Unarchiver. Neither are critical because .zip is now used for most file-based compression of MacOS X files. However, I have Mac files going back to 1989. I keep my installation of the fee-based Stuffit Deluxe up-to-date.
     

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