Avoiding Stuffit's Corrupt Zip Files

Despite the fact that Stuffit Deluxe and Stuffit Expander are capable of opening more archive types than most people are even aware of, sometimes these tried-and-true Mac tools get things wrong. If you use Stuffit to expand files that are compressed with the .Zip format, you may find that your uncompressed files are damaged and unusable. Try double-clicking the .Zip file instead, and let the Finder uncompress it for you.

Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 can create and expand .Zip files in the Finder, and in most cases are capable of expanding the .Zip archives that Stuffit just canit handle.