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StuffIt Expander

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StuffIt Expander is Aladdin's award-winning freeware product. Use it, as is, to expand StuffIt, Compact Pro, BinHex & MacBinary files.

No program is easier to use than Aladdin StuffIt Expander to decompress or decode files downloaded from the Internet, sent via email, or delivered on a floppy disk. Just double-click a compressed or encoded file, or drag-and-drop it on StuffIt Expander and the application accesses the file automatically. Expander even works seamlessly with Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

StuffIt Expaner 5.1

New Features and Enhancements

  • StuffIt Expander 5.1 is up to twice as fast as the 5.0 version
  • Now includes FREE Zip (.zip) and Gzip (.gz) expansion - Two of the most popular compression formats for PC files
  • Now includes .uu decoding- UUencoding is a popular PC encoding method, similar to Macintosh's BinHex
  • Now has Roman language text encoding conversion built-in - No extensions or external files required
  • StuffIt Expander now provides easy and convenient access to Internet Config settings for all supported file formats with its new Internet Config Preference. Internet Config is a free utility that maintains a list of helper applications to use for processing files downloaded from the Internet
  • New helper application support is included for processing additional file formats. StuffIt Expander now searches for an available "helper" application on a user's hard disk to access files
  • StuffIt Expander is smaller, making it faster to download
  • Simplified, more transparent, and faster access to files in fewer steps- When a user double-clicks or drags-and-drops a file to be accessed, StuffIt Expander quickly and transparently decodes or decompresses the file, then quits immediately

Built-in File Types Supported

  • StuffIt, versions 5.0 to 1.5.1 (.sit, .sea) - Including encrypted archives
  • BinHex (.hqx) - All versions
  • MacBinary (.bin) - All versions
  • Zip/GZip (.zip, .gz, .tgz) - Including encrypted Zip files
  • UU (.uu, .uue, .enc) - The PC equivalent of BinHex (.hqx ) on the Mac
  • Private File (.pf) - Aladdin's security software
  • Disk Images (.img, .smi) - Expander mounts images created by ShrinkWrap or Apple's Disk Copy

StuffIt Expander 5.1 is the only file expander capable of accessing StuffIt self-extracting archives, Zip files, and StuffIt archives in the new StuffIt 5.0 format. When the StuffIt Engine is present, StuffIt Expander's expansion capabilities are greatly increased. The engine, available as part of StuffIt Deluxe and DropStuff, is used by many third-party applications to add compression and decompression to their products. StuffIt Expander, with the StuffIt Engine, can decompress and decode the following additional file types:

  • Arc (.arc)
  • AppleLink Package (.pkg)
  • Compact Pro (.cpt)
  • Lha (.lha, .lzh)
  • MIME/Base 64 (.mime)
  • TAR (.tar)
  • Unix Compress (.z, .taz)

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