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Opening Archives in StuffIt for Windows

Opening Archives in StuffIt for Windows

 

Overview

Stuffit for Windows helps you open ZIP, SIT, and SITX files. Being simple to use is what we focus on when building Stuffit for our customers! CLICK HERE if you are having troubles getting the software to install properly.

 

First Things First

Before you even open the StuffIt program, there are two steps you should take that will greatly help you in organizing your archive's contents. Right-click on your desktop and select NEW > FOLDER (1). Rename this folder in all CAPITAL letters so that it is easy to spot and make it something that you will recognize in the future. Next, drag your archive into the new folder you created (2).

 

Open

Now that you have your archive inside of the new folder you created, go ahead and open the StuffIt program. Once it is open, you will see the pictured icons in the top-left corner of the StuffIt window. Click on the OPEN Button and then browse to your DESKTOP > NEW FOLDER and select your archive to start the process of extracting the contents of your archive.

 

Extract

After you browse to the archive in question, Stuffit will place the archive in it's own tab and will give you a menu bar of options. Click on the EXTRACT ALL Button and then browse to the new folder that we created. This will place all of the contents of the archive into the new folder that we created. Now you will not have to search all over your desktop for the contents!

 

Enjoy

Now look inside of the new folder that you created. You will see all of the files that were contained in the archive. Now that StuffIt has done it's job, you can open the contained files in an appropriate program or place them in the appropriate place for their use.

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