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StuffIt Expander easily expands and decoded all the files you download from the Web or receive in your email. StuffIt Expander can expand over 30 formats including StuffIt, RAR, 7zip, split and segmented archives.

Are you getting "Operation Not Permitted" errors when you try to open a Zip archive? Try StuffIt instead. StuffIt can open those password protected Zip archives.

Other Features:

  • Automatically expand archives added to your designated "Watch Folder"
  • Automatically scan expanded content with your AV app.
  • Automate Expander with AppleScript

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What's New

Version 15.0.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Antoontje Member IconReview+3
Antoontje
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I hope the sitx format dies soon. This application owns this format, and it is slow, unstable and big.

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Version 15.0.7
st3fania Member IconReview+0
st3fania
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It doesn't extract a .rar file that i've extract with 7zip

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Version 15.0.7
Macguruguy Member IconComment+129
Macguruguy
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15.0.7 doesn't quit after expanding file. Have tried trashing preferences and only fixes temporarily.

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Version 15.0.4
Fvdg
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Yup, this is a Lion/Mountain Lion problem I have as well...

Macguruguy
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Actually, there was a third party app causing this problem.

Fvdg
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Ah! WHICH ONE? Is it Default Folder maybe...? Important to know!

JosephAW Member IconReview+6
JosephAW
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Apparently v15.0.4 is still compatible with PPC but the newer v15.0.7 is Intel only. Not sure what the differences are but it looks like they dropped support now. Better get 15.0.4 before they delete it from their servers.

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Version 15.0.4
CFrag Member IconReview+97
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Although getting long in the tooth, Stuffit/Stuffit Expander is still a good combination. Stuffit Expander is free, and can not only expand '.sit' archives (that are getting rare indeed - there was a time where you couldn't look anywhere without getting run over by one :), but it also expands many more common (and less proprietary than '.sit') compression formats - including the venerable 'Binhex' ('.hqx') encoding (which used to be the MacOS analogue to base64).

The product has been through different owners since Aladdin originally published it in the late 80s, and it shows.
It seems that Smith Micro (the latest owner) is again investing into developing Stuffit, and I hope that the compression/expander duo (only the compressor is commercial) again rises in relevance.

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Version 15.0.4
Penguirl Member IconReview+1057
Penguirl
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People have bagged on Stuffit for a long time, and much of it deservedly so, but it has become a useful product. The Unarchiver and SimplyRAR will not open my password protected RAR files while iZip became a crashy ball of code that I had to delete; meanwhile Expander dutifully asked for the password and kept on trucking. Only Keka was up to unarchiving password protected RAR files alongside Expander.

My only gripe with Expander is that the claimed ability to send unarchived files to your A/V app does not seem to exist: -½ Features star.

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Version 15.0.4
Pedro-Fardilha Member IconReview+222
Pedro-Fardilha
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So... to open "password protected Zip archives" we need the full Stuffit?
Thanks but no thanks!

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Version 15.0.4
Penguirl
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Apparently that is where the scan with A/V ability is too, that really should be disclosed by the developer.

Aadams77
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NOT true!

Their "Change Notes" for v15.0.1 states: "resolves an expansion issue with AES Encrypted Zip archives when running in 64-bit mode"

I noticed the version you are notating is v15.0.4 (so, supposedly, this issue had been resolved)...but, in any case, I just tested using the latest v15.0.7 and absolutely NO ISSUE unarchiving a PW protected .zip archive here.

Low Flyer Member IconComment+52
Low Flyer
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Expander could not open a .sit.hqx file when designated, using the 'Open with' in the Finder (The application cannot be opened -35); however, Expander having been launched, opened this same file when it was dropped on the Expander icon.

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Version 15.0.4
Peterpan23 Member IconComment+52
Peterpan23
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I did not find "Automatically scan expanded content with your AV app" (see description above) anywhere in the preferences !??

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Version 15.0.4
Big77 Member IconComment+149
Big77
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15.0.4 - Bug fixes. Added support for Mac OS X Lion. Added tutorial mode to StuffIt Destinations. StuffIt command-line apps have been moved to a separate installer.

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Version 15.0.4
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Peter1960
Version 15.0.7
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Ezaura
Version 15.0.4
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JackFinch
Version 15.0.2
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iPhonePhobia
Version 15.0.2
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nihonpeter
Version 15.0.2
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Strulf
Version 15.0.2
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Egustavo
Version 15.0.2
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Dshore95
Version 15.0.2
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Rsimpso1
Version 15.0.2
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Downloads 815,502
Version Downloads 156,461
License Free
Date 03 Oct 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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