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StuffIt Expander 4.5 Temporarily Withdrawn

Easy come, easy go. Aladdin Systems has temporarily withdrawn the free StuffIt Expander 4.5 from distribution due to confusion over the version of the StuffIt Engine it requires. StuffIt Expander has long required the StuffIt Engine, which comes with the commercial StuffIt Deluxe or the shareware DropStuff with Expander Enhancer, to improve performance with PowerPC-native code and extend functionality with additional translators. Without the StuffIt Engine installed, StuffIt Expander can only decode files encoded in StuffIt, Compact Pro, BinHex, and MacBinary formats. StuffIt Expander 4.5 works only with version 4.5 of the StuffIt Engine; however, that’s currently only available in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5. If you’ve already downloaded StuffIt Expander 4.5, don’t worry: there’s no fatal bug that’s going to damage data. However, you will see an error dialog if you try to use it with a previous version of the StuffIt Engine; you can eliminate the dialog by removing the StuffIt Engine from your Extensions folder. If you need to use StuffIt Expander with the StuffIt Engine you can either wait until DropStuff 4.5 is released, upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe, or revert back to StuffIt Expander 4.0.

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