StuffIt Expander
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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
What's New
Version 15.0.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later



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StuffIt Expander User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 15.x:
(20)
Your rating: Now say why...
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Antoontje reviewed on 12 Oct 2013
I hope the sitx format dies soon. This application owns this format, and it is slow, unstable and big.
[Version 15.0.7]


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st3fania reviewed on 25 May 2013
It doesn't extract a .rar file that i've extract with 7zip
[Version 15.0.7]


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+11
Macguruguy commented on 02 Oct 2012
15.0.7 doesn't quit after expanding file. Have tried trashing preferences and only fixes temporarily.
[Version 15.0.4]

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Fvdg replied on 03 Oct 2012
Yup, this is a Lion/Mountain Lion problem I have as well...
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Macguruguy replied on 05 Oct 2012
Actually, there was a third party app causing this problem.
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Fvdg replied on 05 Oct 2012
Ah! WHICH ONE? Is it Default Folder maybe...? Important to know!
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JosephAW reviewed on 28 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 15.0.4]


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CFrag reviewed on 28 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 15.0.4]


burypromote

+557

Penguirl reviewed on 11 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 15.0.4]


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Pedro-Fardilha reviewed on 30 Oct 2011
So... to open "password protected Zip archives" we need the full Stuffit?
Thanks but no thanks!
[Version 15.0.4]

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burypromote

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Penguirl replied on 11 Jun 2012
Apparently that is where the scan with A/V ability is too, that really should be disclosed by the developer.
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Aadams77 replied on 13 Oct 2012
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.
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+33
Low Flyer commented on 20 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 15.0.4]


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+1

+31
Peterpan23 commented on 20 Oct 2011
I did not find "Automatically scan expanded content with your AV app" (see description above) anywhere in the preferences !??
[Version 15.0.4]


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+117
Big77 commented on 19 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 15.0.4]


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+8

+34
Goldyn Chyld had trouble on 07 Dec 2009
I used StuffIt Expander for almost a year, but have recently started noticing that it won't unrar password protected rar files. I tried The Unarchiver instead and it worked like a charm. Consequently, I had to ditch StuffIt Expander.
[Version 14.0]


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Dancer had trouble on 07 Jan 2009
My daughter posted 363 photographs from Israel on Phanfare, a photo sharing site. I downloaded them to my desktop, they were in a zip file, but I couldn't unzip them. When I went to the Apple store, they told me to download Stuffit and that should unzip them. I did. It didn't. It still says "unable to unarchive. Error 1 - operation not permitted." Why? Can I make it work or is it not able to do this thing? I want to be able to see my daughters photographs and print the ones I want. --Dancer
[Version 13.0.3]

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+1

+34
Gannet replied on 08 Jan 2009
My best guess would be that your download is corrupted/incomplete. See if you can find out what the size of the zip archive is supposed to be (from the website) and compare it to the size of the file you have. If it's smaller than it should be, try downloading it again.
burypromote
+1

+200
Zo219 replied on 08 Jan 2009
Also try the free The Unarchiver, handles nearly everything.
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+2

+10
Smith Micro, Inc. (developer) replied on 06 Apr 2009
That error comes from the built-in archive utility in OS X (typically when you encounter an encrypted Zip archive). To open your Zip archive. try dragging onto the StuffIt Expander application icon, or launch StuffIt Expander and then drag your archive onto the Drag Window. If it's password protected, you will be prompted for the password.

--Eric Kopf
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-13

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Legal Eagle had trouble on 07 Nov 2008
This stupid installer does NOT install version 13.0.2 as stated. What it installs is, in fact, version 13.0.1 I posted to this effect yesterday, immediately after downloading and installing
it. My posting appeared on MacUpdate for perhaps 10 minutes and then was presumably summarily removed by MacUpdate as it is not there any more. MacUpdate, why did you do this ? It is foolish. And it is quite unacceptable to a person posting when you summarily remove postings without any explanation whatsoever.
[Version 13.0.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 Nov 2008
It most certainly does install version 13.0.2.

Furthermore, if it did not install version 13.0.2 then why are you the _only_ one to claim/complain out of 4,419 people (current download count for version 13.0.2) that it does not install 13.0.2?

Common sense, and the experience of having installed it myself on three different Macs and having verified that it installed version 13.0.2 says that you are wrong.

Peter1960 rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 15.0.7]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 15.0.7]



Rob Galbraith rated on 13 Dec 2013

[Version 15.0.7]



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Ezaura rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 15.0.4]



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JackFinch rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 15.0.2]



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iPhonePhobia rated on 11 Aug 2011

[Version 15.0.2]



+3

nihonpeter rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 15.0.2]



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Strulf rated on 12 Mar 2011

[Version 15.0.2]



+1

Egustavo rated on 25 Jan 2011

[Version 15.0.2]



-1

Dshore95 rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 15.0.2]


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Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:03 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


The full list of supported files:

ARCHIVES
  • StuffIt X archives (.sitx)
  • Legacy StuffIt 5 and older StuffIt archives (.sit)
  • Legacy StuffIt 5 and older Mac Self-Extracting archives (.sea)
  • Zip archives - including encrypted and Zip64 archives (.zip)
  • Windows Self-Extracting archives - created with StuffIt for Windows or Windows Zip utilities (.exe)
  • RAR archives - including encrypted archives (.rar)
  • 7-Zip archives (.7z)
  • TAR archives or UNIX Tape Archives (.tar)
  • Compressed TAR archives or tarballs
    • Gzip Compressed TAR (.tar.gz, .tgz, .taz)
    • Bzip Compressed TAR (.tar.bz, .tbz)
    • Bzip2 Compressed TAR (.tar.bz2, .tbz2)
    • UNIX Compressed TAR(.tar.Z, .tz)
    • LZMA Compressed TAR(.tar.lzma, .tlzma)
  • Compact Pro archives - including self-extracting archives (.cpt, .sea)
  • Windows CAB Files (.cab)
  • Lha archives (.lha, .lzh)
  • Arj archives (.arj)
  • Arc archives (.arc)
  • Comic Book Archives
    • CBZ (.cbz)
    • CBR (.cbr)
    • CBT (.cbt)
    • CB7 (.cb7)


SEGMENTS
  • StuffIt X segments (.part01.sitx, .part02.sitx, etc.)
  • StuffIt 5 and older segments (.sit.1, .sit.2, etc.)
  • Zip segments (.z01, .z02, etc.)
  • RAR segments (.r01, .r02, etc.)
  • Split Archives - used by some Zip, Rar and 7-Zip implementations (.001, .002, etc.)


COMPRESSED FILES
  • StuffIt SpaceSaver compressed files(n/a)
  • gzip compressed files (.gzip, .gz)
  • bzip compressed files (.bzip, .bz)
  • bzip2 compressed files (.bzip2, .bz2)
  • UNIX compressed files (.z, .Z)
  • lzma compressed files (.lzma)


ENCODED FILES
  • AppleSingle encoded files (n/a)
  • Binhex encoded files (.hqx)
  • MacBinary encoded files (.bin)
  • UUencode encoded files (.uu, .uue)
  • Base64/MIME encoded files (.b64, .mme, .mime)
  • yEncode encoded files (.yenc, .ync)
  • BtoAText encoded files (.b2a, .btoa)


  • ENCODED ARCHIVES
    • Binhex encoded StuffIt X archives (.sitx.hqx)
    • Binhex encoded StuffIt archives (.sit.hqx)
    • Binhex encoded Self-Extracting archives (.sea.hqx)
    • MacBinary encoded StuffIt X archives (.sitx.bin)
    • MacBinary Encoded StuffIt archives (.sit.bin)
    • MacBinary encoded Self-Extracting archives (.sea.bin)
    • UUencode encoded Zip archives (.zip.uu, .zip.uue)


    OTHER
  • PrivateFile encrypted files .pf)


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