stuffit dlx won't expand .gz files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blue&whiteman, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    I have stuffit deluxe 8.02 and all of a sudden it won't expand .gz files. its used to..

  2. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    i've been having problems with dlx not opening *.sit, i used Expander instead..
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    that's what i was going to suggest... try expander
    if it's some software on the internet, post the link to see if maybe the file is screwed up or something...

  4. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    the file maybe bad also

    i am assuming its a tarball zip.
    copy the file to your home directory

    open up terminal and try tar xvcf filename.tar.gz
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Uugh, I hate when that happens. Someone sends you a corrupted package -- corrupted because it either wasn't packaged properly, or only part of the package was downloaded. So in an attempt to expand the file (which normally works with Stuffit), you can't.

    In some cases, though, packages are made from other platforms and file types that even Stuffit can't handle them. For instance, in late 2003, I downloaded a couple of 3 to 5MB .rar files, but Stuffit Deluxe (v8.0.x) couldn't open them. I had to use a program called UnRarX to get at those nasty suckers.

    So watch out for things like that.

    In the case that you're pretty sure a file isn't corrupted, then go to Versiontracker, do a search that might return programs that would extract the file for your file type (I found UnRarX by doing a search with the query "rar"), and do some trial and error with the resulting programs.

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