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StuffIt Expander

By Smith Micro Software, Inc.

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Note: An issue exists with using Applescript to expand an archive. We are working on a fix and apologize for the inconvenience.

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StuffIt Expander is always free. Access StuffIt files, uncompress Zip archives, decompress tar, gzip and bzip archives, and more. Just drag, drop, and you're done! From BinHex to Zip, StuffIt to MIME, Expander accesses more formats, in less time, with zero hassles.

StuffIt Expander opens files created with WinZip®, 7zX, iShrink, SimplyRAR, Rarify, Rucksack (formerly iArchiver), BetterZip, RarMachine, GUI Tar, CleanArchiver, Springy, TarPit, RAR, Ez7z, Keka, and the compression utilities built into recent versions of Windows and Mac OS X.

If you need to create or password protect Zip or StuffIt archives, StuffIt Destinations is the perfect solution. Available here on the App Store, see our other products below.

What's New in Version 15.0.7

Fix issue with communicating with different mail clients.
Support for ZIPX archive expansion.
Improved support for RAR archive expansion.
Fixed an issue expanding certain zip archives.


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Customer Reviews

FAIL... Reminds me of a song, "still failing after all these years"

I've had issues with this expander for ages. I had abandoned it, but because it has such an easy no-click unarchiving process, I decided to give it another go. First up, a password-protected RAR. And it failed right there!... Kept asking me for the password again and again (Zipeg had no problem with it). Ugh... Why did I bother?...

I love this

The least annoying, the fastest, the simplest, and the most reliable unpacking/un-stuffing/un-zipping tool I have. Wish everything worked as faithfully as this.

Not a keeper

I want to expand several archives to folders of the same name then remove the archives all in one go. Stuffit Expander insists on appending '.zip Folder’ on the end of the folder names with no option to stop it from doing this, and doesn’t expand more than one archive at a time. It can remove the archive afterwards so it’s not completely devoid of options but it’s not a keeper.

StuffIt Expander
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 15.0.7
  • Size: 18.1 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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