Issues expanding protected files with Stuffit

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by madbad01, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. madbad01 macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    When I attempt to expand password protected files using Stuffit Expander 13.0.3, I get an error saying

    "An error occurred attempting to expand /Users...
    The structure of the archive is damaged (error #17540)"

    I don't however get these errors when expanding files that aren't password protected, they expand normally with Stuffit.

    I've tried using the Archive but it just creates a zip file and creates another rar file.

    Please help! Thanks in advance.
  2. EdoDodo macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2009
    Are you sure you have the right password? If the password is wrong then when it tries decrypting the file it will get an invalid file and might think that the archive is corrupted.
  3. madbad01 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
  4. ameeps macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
    I've had similar problems with stuffit. Try The Unarchiver (free).
  5. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    The standard Unarchiver does not open password protected files, but the new Alpha version does. Try that.
  6. Josh83 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    I have problems with both Unarchiver and Stuffit Expander from time to time. The only thing that never let me down so far is UnRarX, a real life-saver... a bit clumsy to use, but it WORKS! :)
  7. edubfromktown macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    I've had a lot of problems expanding files with Stuffit over the years. Same thing happened yesterday. Stuffit crashed when decoding a binhex 4.0 file. I downloaded the latest version and no luck. The unarchiver worked (obtained it from It said the file was corrupted and I was able to click OK and continue. I had a friend try on a PC and neither the latest version of Stuffit (which required a reboot to install!) or The unarchiver worked.

    I also found which decoded the file properly and did not report any errors.

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