New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

stuffit 10 hangs forever

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jul 25, 2004
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 389
gort is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 2.6ghz Quad Xeon, 23" Cinema

gort is offline
I'm using stuffit expander 10, when extracting stuff it will hang for a long time and say something like:

Time Remaining: 432432832284394 hours

What gives? Are there bugs in stuffit 10 or what?
QUOTE Thanks

BlindingLights's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 17, 2006
Posts: 688
BlindingLights is a jewel in the roughBlindingLights is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac 17" Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz 512 MB Ram 128 vRAM 60GB HD

BlindingLights is offline
that's weird...

try uninstalling Stuffit and using BOMArchiver, it should have come with your mac, works fine for me.

the back of our computer looks better than the front of theirs

Originally Posted by Super_boy22
i can store many dvds on 1 floppy so it's essential to me
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Stuffit on OS X has been a really awful piece of software. It's a nasty compression mechanism anyway in an age of interoperability. Not much help of course should you have files in .sit (stuffit) archives you require.

I'd suggest hunting down an older version of StuffIt such as version 7 or 8; as these tend to be a lot less crash prone a little less ridiculous on the estimated time to completion front, but even then they get it grossly wrong.

Whenever you see a ridiculous time like that, ignore it. The unarchiving process is going to take a few minutes for sure; but it won't take anywhere near as long as it somehow guesses.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Mac friendly ebay listing s/w available? | Dulicate Sentences »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Powerbook hangs at "Login Window Starting" billybob3 Apple Notebooks 1 05-20-2006 10:41 PM
Cant use Stuffit Expander adiliegro Switcher Hangout 2 10-30-2004 10:05 PM
Stuffit/ .zip files cakman2 Apple Notebooks 0 06-16-2004 02:59 PM
Stuffit on Panther vsheffer OS X - Operating System 3 02-17-2004 09:56 AM
Stuffit Engine panda OS X - Operating System 0 02-14-2004 12:30 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?