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How to open .sitx extension files on a Mac?

Ivan's picture

I have a couple of files with .sitx extension. They show up as a compressed file that supposed to be opened with Stuffit Expander, but every time I try any of such files I get an error message:
An error has occured while expanding the file "filename.sitx" (This is an unsupported archive version).
Error #17543

Anybody has a solution how to open this archive? Thanks!

mara06's picture

Try just deleting the

Try just deleting the "x" from the file name.

Mara

Ivan's picture

thanks for the suggestion

I tried and no luck! :(

mara06's picture

Aw, rats! That has worked

Aw, rats! That has worked for me sometimes, and for people I to whom send .sitx files that they can't open. I guess you'll need Stuffit Deluxe.

Or you could forward your file(s) to me, let me expand them and send them back. If they're super-huge, we can use YouSendIt.

Mara

mara06's picture

Second thought. Are you

Second thought. Are you using Stuffit Expander? It used to be freeware. Not sure if it is now. But if you have it, you should check the box for Automatically expand archives in (and then you pull down to chose a destination). That might make a difference.

Mara

Ivan's picture

here is the link

Let's try this one and see if you can open it. I have Stuffit Expander.
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=QlVnZHlqTStwcFUwTVE9PQ

mara06's picture

Done.

Done. I need your addy to send you back the opened files. E-mail me with that off-list? I know it's night-time in Bahrain right now, so I'll check for a message from you tomorrow morning.

Mara

Ivan's picture

Thanks! Tell me how you did

Thanks! Tell me how you did it!

JimD's picture

Here's two solutions

You have an old version of Stuffit Expander that doesn't support .sitx (StuffIt's new compression method). You need to have version 10 or later.

Or, you can use UnArchiver, which is free, to decompress virtually any compressed file out there.

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Ivan's picture

Thanks a lot for the tip!

Thanks a lot for the tip!

natobasso's picture

From wikipedia: Allume

From wikipedia: Allume Systems offers free downloads of StuffIt Expander for Mac and Windows, which expands (uncompresses) files compressed using the StuffIt and StuffIt X format, as well as many other compressed, encoded, encrypted and segmented formats. The shareware application DropStuff permits the compressing of files into the StuffIt X format.

mara06's picture

Got that addy for me, Ivan?

I sent you the decompressed files one at a time via YouSendIt using the public addy. You should get the links to download them at your end.

FYI, I use Stuffit 10, which comes with Expander 11.3 . If you have this, I don't know why you should be having trouble. Maybe some virus protection software of yours didn't like one of the files? Or maybe another decompression app took priority and rejected the .sitx suffix? Great minds want to know...

Mara

Ivan's picture

I got it, thanks!

I got it, thanks!

natobasso's picture

If you used Sendspace.com

If you used Sendspace.com you could load those files to one place all at once. Of course you'd have to send them .sit, not .sitx. :)

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mara06's picture

My pleasure. Mara

My pleasure.

Mara

Northwinds's picture

How to open .sitx extension files on a Mac?

Thank you so much Mara for your advice on this topic.
Being a mac newbie this advice really helped me and I had to sign up just to say thanks.
Thank you again and best wishes.
Craig.

mara06's picture

How nice!

Thanks. Glad to be of help.

Mara

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