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 MiB / 1.47 MB)
Stuffit Expander v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image
5232 / 2016-09-04 / f7bdd51991b40dd3edd68a8cc656119b864bdfb7 /
Stuffit_DropStuff_5.5_1of2.dsk (1.41 MiB / 1.47 MB)
Stuffit DropStuff v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image (part 1 of 2)
753 / 2016-09-04 / 80f5405353341f5d8f656e93342a635120a92060 /
Stuffit_DropStuff_5.5_2of2.dsk (1.41 MiB / 1.47 MB)
Stuffit DropStuff v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image (part 2 of 2)
523 / 2016-09-04 / 1fcbd63b8c5433eb726f9a5b383f6e547e941fc2 /


Motorola 68K

System Requirements

From Mac OS 7.5 up to Mac OS 9.2

Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K or PPC

Mac OS 7.5 - Mac OS 9.2.2

Note: For Mac OS 7.1, 7.0 or 6.x, please download: Stuffit Expander 4.0.2

Warning: This version crashes on Macintosh SE or earlier


Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver

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