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StuffIt Expander™ - Always Free!

Uncompress Zip archives, access StuffIt files, 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

Version 16.0.6

Support for maxOS High Sierra
Various bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Install problem


Installed the latest version (16.0.6?) It put itself in a folder in Applications. (Possible I told it to “Keep old version", or something) Clicking “Open” on a zip file only found the old version.
Tried to move the new version from the folder into the Applications folder. Got message “You do not have suffiecient permissions to move this file.) So who does? I’m the admin, and it didn’t ask for the password.
So, it didn’t move the new version, but apparently it did delete the old version. The old version is completely gone, not in the Trash or anywhere. Can’t re-download, because the App store page only shows option to “open.”
So, I have the latest version, but my Mac can’t find it.
I’m thinking I’ll have to do a manual uninstall, which is a time-consuming pain, in order to do a clean re-install.

When Suffit works, it’s fine. When the install works, it’s fine. If anything goes wrong, it’s a mess, and there’s no Uninstall utility, no repair utility. You’re on your own.

You had one job!


I hadn’t needed to extract much else than zip files so never needed a utility like this until today where I needed to extract a .rar file someone sent me. I remembered the name Stuffit from back in the day and go figure, they’re still around with a version 16 product. I gave it a try and it fails to do the one thing I downloaded this program for. It said there was something wrong with the .rar file and couldn’t open it. Reading some of the other reviews, I go and download The Unarchiver and guess what? It opens right away with no issues.

Stuffit, you had one job. You’re at version 16! No time for you, the nostalgia isn’t going to cut it. Unistalled.

worked for me


Had to download to use for some camera downloads for Nikon camera. It worked well. Don’t know yet if I’ll have other uses for it.


Smith Micro Software, Inc.
11.4 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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