StuffIt Expander (and DropStuff) 5.5

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What is StuffIt Expander (and DropStuff) 5.5?

StuffIt Expander 5.5 was the most commonly used archive extractor in the later 90's on Mac OS 8 until the standard edition 7.0 came bundled with Mac OS 9.  Until version 7, StuffIt Expander 5.5 was a must have tool especially for people surfing the web as everything was compressed and archived in .sit or .hqx as a way to preserve resource forks on web servers.  Without archiving, any Mac software would have been rendered useless the instant it would be stored on a PC server. That's why StuffIt Expander 5.5 has always been freely distributed on various software compilations and has always been free to use.

StuffIt Expander could extract a wide variety of archive types such as to name a few: .sit, .zip, .tar, .bin, .cpt

DropStuff 5.5 is the opposite of Stuffit Expander, it lets you compress/archive Mac files to a binary safe format such as .sit.  Using DropStuff, you could archive any files you want and copy them to a PC file system without any fear of file corruption.

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Download StuffIt Expander (and DropStuff) 5.5 for Mac

Stuffit_Expander_5.5.dsk (1.41 MB)
Stuffit Expander v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image
1132 / 2016-09-04
Stuffit_DropStuff_5.5_1of2.dsk (1.41 MB)
Stuffit DropStuff v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image (part 1 of 2)
168 / 2016-09-04
Stuffit_DropStuff_5.5_2of2.dsk (1.41 MB)
Stuffit DropStuff v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image (part 2 of 2)
110 / 2016-09-04

Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K or PPC

Mac OS 7.5 - Mac OS 9.2.2

Crashes on Macintosh SE or earlier


Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver

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