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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.
Stuffit_Expander_5.5.dsk (1.41 MiB / 1.47 MB)
Stuffit Expander v5.5 on a 1.4MB floppy disk image
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)
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)
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