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StuffIt Expander

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    Apr. 09, 2009
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Editors' Review


Users looking for a tool to extract multiple archive types may be disappointed by the bare and clumsy interface of this latest iteration of StuffIt Expander.

The utility fulfills its promise to handle more file types than past incarnations, which had been limited to .SIT and .ZIP files. According to its comprehensive Help file, StuffIt Expander can now handle more than 30 file types, including .GZIP, .HQX, .TZ, .7z, and .UU. Unfortunately, the program is hampered by a '90s-era user interface, limited functionality, and poor integration with Windows. On opening--and every time you return to the main window--the application insists on searching your computer for all supported files. You can sort the resulting list by file name but not by size, location, or file type. You cannot open more than one archive at a time, and the application cannot automatically create a folder for the archives you do expand. In addition, there is no Windows shell integration, and contrary to the publisher description, you cannot drag files onto the application window or its icon to prompt expansion.

Of course, the one thing that StuffIt Expander does offer that other file-extraction tools don't is the capability to open StuffIt (.SITX) files, a popular Mac compression format. If you come across .SITX files regularly--or ever--you have little choice but to use this utility. Apart from using it to complete that chore, however, few users will be pleased with what this utility offers.

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2 stars

"Fine for home use, very lacking in pro situation."

August 10, 2009  |  By ckerr

 |  Version: StuffIt Expander


Good product, will compress files quite small.


Has to install as administrator making it so you cant install it at work if you have strong IT controls. Plus, you have to sign up yes for emails from the company to download.


I would skip this app unless you have a specific need for SIT files.

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1 stars

"ridiculously large program for what it's purpose"

June 27, 2009  |  By gergever

 |  Version: StuffIt Expander


opens .sitx files in windows, unfortunately the only program I found that can do this


not enough room here to list them, should have more characters allowed than 250 in 'cons'


Too big, slow, takes forever when it automatically searches for all compressed files in my documents when opened (although you can right click a selected file). When opening one a stix file with a right click, you have to create a folder manually to extract to, there is no option to have the program create one. There is no 'options' or 'preferences' in file menu so cannot tell the program NOT to search for all compressed files (which include rar and zip files, etc), or file type association. Forced to give smithmicro my email to download this 'freeware'.

I've used stuffit since I had my mac plus (migrated to windows over the years), but add/remove control panel uninstalled this turkey as soon as I expanded the compressed file created by some dolt using a mac

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5 stars

"Does everything i needed it to do"

May 28, 2009  |  By theidiot

 |  Version: StuffIt Expander


very simple to use
works well


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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Smith Micro
Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
Release Date April 09, 2009
Date Added April 09, 2009
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.82MB
File Name StuffItExpander2011x86.exe
Total Downloads 212,513
Downloads Last Week 42
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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