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    StuffIt Free
    Does StuffIt free only open files, or allow you to compress too? Their website is unclear obviously, as they want you to buy Deluxe.

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    The free Stuffit is just an expander. It in fact used to be called Stuffit Expander and still might be.

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    There are Three versions of Stuffit:

    Standard - pay for, $49, compression/expansion/encryption - trial available
    Deluxe - pay for, $79, compression/expansion/encryption/self healing/backup - trial available
    Expander - free, expansion

    The details on the three versions are here:

    StuffIt Deluxe - The Ultimate in Compression!
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    Thank you very much. Guess I have to buy it haha. I am trying to get an alreay zipped file into a rar to try to make it smaller.

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    Did you try BetterZip or Zipeg?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I did, but neither got it as small as I need it.

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    Interesting. The algorithms are pretty much universal.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Ah ok. I just thought maybe a .rar would be smaller, but I admit I could be totally wrong.

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    Ok I went ahead and bought StuffIt Deluxe...not that pricey. I will let you know how it works. Thanks for the help.

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    What are you compressing? If it's compressing a single file - like a jpg, and existing zip, 7z, etc., chances are it won't get much smaller (actually it might get bigger). If you're dealing with a bunch of files, you may want to split them up amongst a couple of zip files for the intended party.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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