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StuffIt Deluxe 3.x - 7.x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.39 MB)
MD5: 60ac40fb4cdf8f1ccfaa94944578bf07
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
stuffit-deluxe-351-sea.bin (1.50 MB)
MD5: 7d560fb7ed8b720a55f232abfcc8c768
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 59d364d63d1458e57f68a6bb679fbae8
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 38103eb195e3123fb8d9e43a2e74c3fd
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: cbcfd378421272214f5636be50ab1e20
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 27a0b498f5cd7a892e44241db30b2a42
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: fb08955e9d32a96d3e60070cf0f61022
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 198a456bb2fab1711383b9ccc13f5a14
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 76ff345efd58ecf32f3396afab08fa25
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 7cec7ff83e2bbe984a2b5a152c466e8d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MD5: 46c3a187ebee7a3780e19f2969f87e4a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Almost from its inception in 1987, StuffIt became the standard tool for file compression on the Mac. By combining resource fork handling with compression, Raymond Lau gave Mac users a one-stop solution for archiving their files. Although StuffIt left its shareware roots after version 1.5.1, some form of StuffIt Expander has always been free and freely available.

Available DL's from the top down:

  1. StuffIt Deluxe 3.0.7 (68k only) [1993],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 60AC40FB4CDF8F1CCFAA94944578BF07 *
  2. StuffIt Deluxe 3.5.1 (68k only) [1995], Original floppy disk images, self extracting archive in ".bin" wrapper.
    MD5 checksum & filename: 7d560fb7ed8b720a55f232abfcc8c768 *stuffit-deluxe-351-sea.bin
  3. StuffIt Deluxe 4.01 (68k only) [1996],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 59D364D63D1458E57F68A6BB679FBAE8 *STUFFITDLX401.SIT
  4. StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 (68k & PPC) [1997],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 38103EB195E3123FB8D9E43A2E74C3FD *STUFFITDLX45.SIT
  5. StuffIt Deluxe 5.1.5 (68k & PPC) [1998],
    MD5 checksum & filename: CBCFD378421272214F5636BE50AB1E20 *STUFFITDLX515.SIT
  6. StuffIt Deluxe 5.5.1 (68k & PPC) [1999],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 27A0B498F5CD7A892E44241DB30B2A42 *STUFFITDLX551.SIT
  7. StuffIt Deluxe 5.5.1 CD-ROM (68k & PPC) [1999],
    MD5 checksum & filename: FB08955E9D32A96D3E60070CF0F61022 *STUFFITDLX551_CD.SIT
  8. StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1 (PPC only) [2000],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 198A456BB2FAB1711383B9CCC13F5A14 *STUFFITDLX601.SIT
  9. StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1 (PPC only) [2001],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 76FF345EFD58ECF32F3396AFAB08FA25 *STUFFITDLX651.SIT
  10. StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 (PPC Classic only) [2002],
    MD5 checksum & filename: 7cec7ff83e2bbe984a2b5a152c466e8d *STFDLX703CLASSIC.SIT
  11. StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 Classic Update (not required for full 7.0.3 install, above),
    MD5 checksum & filename: 46c3a187ebee7a3780e19f2969f87e4a *STFDLX703UPCL.SIT

Have split the original download into separate components (as per IIGS_User's request) for easier access to the version you need.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Version 3.x - 4.x runs well within vMac and Mac OS 6 and 7.
Version 5.0 - 5.5.x runs on 68020 or newer CPU, SSW 7.1 or later.
Version 6.0.x runs on PowerPC CPUs only, Mac OS 8.1 or later.
Version 6.5.x requires Mac OS 8.6 or later.
Version 7.0.3 (Classic) requires Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2

If you are new to classic Macintosh and require a version of StuffIt to access ".sit" files and you do not have a copy of StuffIt already installed or know how to go about extracting ".sit" archives including the archives on this page, then:

Install the StuffIt Expander v5.5 from here. This is the easiest method to place a version of StuffIt onto your Mac or emulator and can access many of the archives found here. Note: If you are running Mini vMac you will need to use an earlier version of StuffIt (v 4.x or earlier).

See Also:


SpaceCow4's picture
by SpaceCow4 - 2020, December 17 - 12:50am

This is so helpful, thank you!

zoinknoise's picture
by zoinknoise - 2020, November 8 - 5:04am

not sure why it's not posted here, but i managed to dig out this serial for v5.5 CD-ROM from an ancient-looking webpage:


confirmed working.

Heroofthewild's picture
by Heroofthewild - 2020, March 15 - 2:04pm

What's the serial number for this? Can't install without it!!!!

OS923's picture
by OS923 - 2019, July 5 - 4:12pm

CodeWarrior Pro used to come with classes for opening StuffIt archives. These classes were based on the StuffIt 5.1.2 SDK. This allows to open StuffIt archives, but no StuffIt X archives. I search a StuffIt SDK that can open StuffIt X archives. Has this ever existed for OS 9?

Europa's picture
by Europa - 2018, December 4 - 6:54pm

Ok, thank you! I'll change my settings accordingly. Smile

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, December 4 - 5:48pm

Not so obvious for everyone. Smile

When you click on the link "StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0.3", you can read this on that page:

[Note]: When making archives with these versions, if you set the preferences for standard .sit format and check "faster" compression rather than "better" compression, the archive will be able to be opened with StuffIt Expander at least as far back as version 5.5.

Europa's picture
by Europa - 2018, December 4 - 4:31pm

Sorry if this is really obvious, but do all classic Mac OS versions of Stuffit after Stuffit 5 make Stuffit 5 compatible archives?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, September 1 - 2:32am

I am trying to download this because I need to "unstuff" a .SIT file.........

View the page entry under "Important:", above.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2018, August 31 - 8:37am

Or, for more modern computer systems, a file that contains the StuffIt application, in un-compressed form inside.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2018, July 25 - 3:29am

That is a bit silly, but the files do need to be compressed, or at least encoded, in some form.

On a newish computer you can download the current version of StuffIt Expander for free from the developer's website:

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by Bolling Holt - 2018, July 25 - 12:53am

I am trying to download this because I need to "unstuff" a .SIT file......... The Stuffit programs here are in .SIT files...... soooo..... lol

OS923's picture
by OS923 - 2018, May 2 - 11:57am

If I search in archives, then I first choose creator and type and then the file name, because if I search on file name then it's pretty slow. If you want to search in many archives then it's better to copy them to a Windows PC and search there. On they have StuffIt Deluxe for Windows. Password: WSDD-S5R242V-38786040 It has an archive search feature (spy glass at right bottom). This program is much faster than the version for OS 9.

pat's picture
by pat - 2017, November 8 - 7:52pm

Installed the version 6 in Sheep w/ OS 8.1, when I run the app, it complains that CarbonLib could not be found. I double checked that CarbonLib *IS* in the Extensions folder???

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, March 16 - 8:18pm

Not for the 7th version, Deluxe or Standard. However, SpaceSaver is present in the 3.5.1 version. And it seems that it's installed from version 3.x.x to version 6.5.x, but I have not verified.

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by 3371-Alpha - 2017, March 16 - 6:53pm

Is SpaceSaver included with these versions?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, September 21 - 11:13pm

@mmmmna: Yes this is a problem, but its not the end of your options. You can run Basilisk II or SheepShaver (and later versions of StuffIt) to do the decompression, saving to a HFS drive container that you can share with Mini vMac. You can also decompress archives on your host PC - if the .sit file contains disk images, fine, these you can usually mount in Mini vMac by dragging them into vMac's running window.

It would be good if others would use earlier versions of StuffIt when creating archives intended for earlier Mac OS's and hardware or Mini vMac's M68000 CPU. I do and so do a few others, but most are unaware of the issues or are not in a position to.

mmmmna's picture
by mmmmna - 2015, September 20 - 5:02pm

Hmm. I encountered a few archives that their owners claimed 'will open in 5.1', but I was only able to open the archive using a later Stuffit version which would not run inside my emulated Mac Plus (miniVmac, 7.0/7/1/7.5.3/7.5.5). I believed the issue was a compression mode in a later Stuffit which was not available in the older version, but nobody sees the problem because they only have the later Stuffit in their host OS, as opposed to an earlier version of Stuffit inside a Mac Plus 7.X environment.

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by themaritimeman - 2015, July 4 - 9:22pm

I was hoping to get Deluxe so I could make segmented archives to help transfer data over to one of my vintage Macs. I have an iMac G3 running OS 9, so I'll try 6.5 on that, and that should work.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 4 - 9:12pm

  I thought 6.0 and 6.5 could run natively in OS X

None of the above DL's are for OS X, at this point in time.

You can try a native OS X version 7.0.3 on your al PB. Its linked above, under the Compatibility section paragraph, beginning "See Also:" which links to the "StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0.3" page.

themaritimeman's picture
by themaritimeman - 2015, July 4 - 6:44am

I've tried both 6.0 and 6.5, and I can't get either of them working under Classic mode in OS X 10.4. They both install just fine, but when I try to open the program, I get an error saying the Stuffit Engine can't be found. I've made sure Classic boots with extensions turned on; no dice. What's going wrong here? I'm on an aluminum PowerBook, so no ability to boot into OS 9 natively.

I thought 6.0 and 6.5 could run natively in OS X, but I was only able to install them under Classic.

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by macjames - 2014, January 21 - 6:56am

Sorry if i am missing something but is there any other reason that we don't have Stuffit 6 besides the "Never install Stuffit Deluxe 6; this is total and dangerous crap" comment in the middle of the page?

RetroCrystal's picture
by RetroCrystal - 2013, May 25 - 9:00pm

I have uploaded zipped toast images from the Old Mac Archive which are suitable for bootstrapping an emulator.

The preexisting .sit files are not useful unless you already have copy of Stuffit Expander or Deluxe. A chicken & egg problem.

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by turtlecroc - 2013, January 14 - 4:27am

W-T-F are all those downloads above?? =>NEVER mind--what a mess this page is.

Btw, StuffIt Deluxe 5 is of limited use as i don't believe it will open/view files compressed with the newer StuffIt 7. Might open them if you specified older compression.

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by IWishTodayWasSt... - 2012, July 5 - 5:48am

I have had to be very careful about this. Stuffit Deluxe 7 is quite independent. The installer of Stuffit 5, however, overwrites older Stuffit Engines, kicks out things that are necessary for Stuffit 4, and the like.

I have DropStuff 3.5, StuffIt Expander 4.0, and StuffIt Expander/DropStuff 5.5 installed in my system disk image which I use with multiple emulators. Before I installed DropStuff 5.5, I used HFVExplorer to rename the "StuffIt Engine" which is part of DropStuff 3.5 to "StuffIt Engine 3.5" (not the Finder to rename it because this "StuffIt Engine" is installed "name-locked", preventing renaming of it in the Finder), and when I want to use DropStuff 3.5, I rename the "StuffIt Engine" and "StuffIt Engine PowerPlug" which are part of DropStuff 5.5 to "StuffIt Engine 5.5" and "StuffIt Engine 5.5 PowerPlug" and rename "StuffIt Engine 3.5" to "StuffIt Engine"

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, July 2 - 4:15am

Why is StuffIt Expander 5.5 here in StuffIt format

Because it also includes the DropStuff installer (and serial), making it a far more useful addition than the straight 5.5 install on the page you linked to. That page is for those who need an accessible Stuffit Expander 5.5 for any situation, yesterday.

Please do not take it upon yourself to remove the Stuffit Expander 5.5 from this page like the original zipped archive you removed from the page you linked to. That was not a nice way to go about it. You should have added your files to the page as additions, not removed what was already there (for good reason).

IWishTodayWasStill2004's picture
by IWishTodayWasSt... - 2012, July 1 - 11:35pm

Why is StuffIt Expander 5.5 here in StuffIt format when it could have been available in formats meant for people who really need it (and now is at in RAW 1.4MB HFS disk image and MacBinary I formats)?

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, November 10 - 3:32pm


Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2010, November 10 - 3:22pm

That true, xy.

Compatibility of StuffIt versions prior to 7.0:
StuffIt/UnStuffIt/Classic 1.x: 68000-68020 with System 4.0-7.5.5.
StuffIt Deluxe/Lite/Expander/SpaceSaver 3.0.x: 68000-68030 with System 6.0-7.5.5.
StuffIt Deluxe/Lite/Expander/SpaceSaver 3.5.x: 68000-68040 with System 6.0.5-7.6.1.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 4.0.x: 68000-68040 or PowerPC Macintosh with System 6.0.7-8.6.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 4.5: 68000-68040 or PowerPC Macintosh with Mac OS 7.0-9.0.4.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 5.x.x: 68020-68040 or PowerPC Macintosh with Mac OS 7.1-9.1.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 5.5.x: 68030-68040 or PowerPC Macintosh with Mac OS 7.1.1-9.2.2.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 6.0.x: 68040 or PowerPC 601/603/604/G3/G4 Macintosh with System 8.1-10.1.
StuffIt Deluxe/Expander/DropStuff/SpaceSaver 6.5.x: PowerPC 603/604/G3/G4 Macintosh with System 8.6-10.2.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, November 10 - 2:38pm

Very true; only those intermediate updates of a version should be uploaded here which, for some reason, might be- instead of the latest update of a version - of use for some people, especially since intermediate updates are often no good or buggy which is the reason why they have been updated in the first place!

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, November 10 - 2:23pm

Here are definitions of a couple of words I would like people to think about before uploading to the site:

Quantity-- an indefinite amount or number
Quality-- a peculiar and essential character, a degree of excellence, a superiority in kind

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2010, November 10 - 2:14pm

I have the collection of StuffIt items. Will be uploaded later:

- StuffIt Deluxe Updaters (3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.0.5, 3.0.6 Comp Update, 3.0.7, 3.5.1, 4.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1.5, 5.5.1, 6.5.1)
- StuffIt Deluxe Installers (3.5, 3.5.1, 4.0, 4.5 CD, 5.0, 5.5 CD (the larger size one), 6.0.1, 6.5)
- DropStuff Installers (3.5.1, 3.5.2, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5)
- StuffIt Expander (1.0, 1.0.1, 3.0, 3.0.3, 3.0.7, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 4.0.1, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0.1, 6.5)
- StuffIt Lite installers (3.0b2, 3.0, 3.0.3, 3.0.5, 3.0.6, 3.0.7, 3.5, 3.6)
- StuffIt SpaceSaver updates (1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.4, 1.0.5 Comp Update, 1.0.6)
- StuffIt SpaceSaver installers (4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5)
- StuffIt (1.10, 1.20, 1.20 Doc, 1.31, 1.31 Doc, 1.40A, User's Guide 1.40A, 1.40B, 1.5.1, Classic 1.6)
- UnStuffIt (1.0, 1.40, 1.5.1, 3.0.7, Deluxe 1.0.)
- Most DAs and Utilities for StuffIt

Edit: I've downloaded the StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 CD from Pandora. Inside this CD has various non-Aladdin software (ACTION Files 1.5.2, AportisDoc Mobile, AportisDoc Reader, BrainForest Mobile, Gravity Simulator, Groovysoft Software, Acrobat Reader 4, BBEdit 5.1.1 Demo, Internet Explorer 5, Josh's Apple Game, On Guard 3.3.1, Tex-Edit 2.7.2, Biggy Demo, FontAgent 8, Snitch 2.6.5, and Tex-Edit Plus 3.0.1) and Aladdin products goodies (GoBar 2.2, HotTime 1.3, InstallerMaker 6.5.2, DropStuff 5.5, Expander 5.5, Tuner 3.0, Desktop Magician 1.0.1, DragStrip 3.7.1, FlashBack 1.130, MacTicker 1.6.3, IntelliNews 2.0.1, MacHeadlines Pro 1.9.1, MacHeadlines Lite 1.9.1, ShrinkWarp 3.5.1, Sundial 3.0 Demo, and WeatherTracker 3.0.6) including the installer of StuffIt Deluxe itself and StuffIt Deluxe 5.5.1 updater. Will be uploaded later.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 22 - 11:35pm

Found old links for Stuffit 1.5.x. These are binhex so if you're using a Mozilla-based browser, right-click on the links to avoid corruption.

Tested with Disinfectant.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, October 22 - 6:33pm

Can someone Disinfect Stuffit 1.5.1 (use Disinfectant) and reupload?

If someone is doing so, could you please upload separate files to this page for each version of Stuffit?

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 22 - 5:38pm

Can someone Disinfect Stuffit 1.5.1 (use Disinfectant) and reupload? Thanks! The nVir A virus probably won't become abandonware -- even its source code is available.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, September 19 - 1:31pm

I can confirm MCPs suggestion: I have Stuffit Deluxe 7, 5 and 4 as well as Stuffit Light 3.6 and Stuffit 1.5 on Mac OS 9.2.2. And I have had to be very careful about this. Stuffit Deluxe 7 is quite independent. The installer of Stuffit 5, however, overwrites older Stuffit Engines, kicks out things that are necessary for Stuffit 4, and the like. Also, there seems to be a conflict between the Preferences of DropStuff 7, 5 and 4. Further, it always helps to disable or uninstall the Menu Items control panel; especially in Stuffit 7 this tool is no good.

Never install Stuffit Deluxe 6; this is total and dangerous crap.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 19 - 1:24pm

MCP, thanks for that input. I did a Finder search and removed everything Stuffit 5x before installing my own personal copy of SD 3.5. However I didn't search for hidden files in the System Folder. I'll take a look.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 19 - 12:19pm

If you've had multiple versions of StuffIt on your System, there may be remaining files in the System Folder that are conflicting with each other. In fact, since you mention the mysterious expiration, I'm sure of it.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, September 18 - 11:42pm

I tend to just use the DropStuff apps that come bundled with MacOS.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 18 - 11:28pm

I've had very limited success with Stuffit Deluxe 5.5 from this download. It seems to stop working after a certain time (is it the S/N?), or something gets corrupted, but anyhow I've had to install it 5 times now and I am DONE with this. I'm using 7.6.1 on a PPC.

I've gone back to my original Stuffit Deluxe 3.5 from my personal, simple two 800K floppies that don't have the "Stuffit Finder" and "Stuffit Browser" and "Secure Delete" and all the other bloated junk that 5.5 offers. I hate Stuffit 5.5 with a passion.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, June 28 - 4:34pm

Wow, the Stuffit program stored in a stuffit archive! Isn't that genius!

I remember my first Stuffit upload which was wrapped into a file. But by other uploaders this file has been removed in the meanwhile, for some reasons.

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2010, June 28 - 12:46pm

Thanks for the link. Smile I wonder if a list of links can be added somewhere on the Mac Garden site, like "essential Mac software links" for users who are getting older systems running? Would be pretty useful. I mean, a fairly prominent link at the top right navigation, for example, perhaps called "essentials" Wink

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 28 - 12:33pm <-- expired

Look in the Essentials folder, there's lots of download options there. And don't be too harsh on what's available on the Mac Garden; there are many different users with different needs.

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2010, June 28 - 9:34am

Wow, the Stuffit program stored in a stuffit archive! Isn't that genius! How is someone supposed to get Stuffit Expander from the net without already having it??? Sad

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, October 22 - 7:53am

I posted the link after his/her post.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, October 22 - 7:23am

Hey Hatta, is there a reason why you haven't used the mirror link above?

Hatta's picture
by Hatta - 2009, October 22 - 2:45am

No peers :/. Can someone help?

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, September 4 - 11:17am

Some users have reported a copy/paste bug in the emulator. Try typing the serial number out manually.

Galane's picture
by Galane - 2009, September 4 - 9:44am

I just tried installing Stuffit Deluxe 5 (in the 5.1.5 image) on OS 8.1 in Basilisk II. The installer wouldn't accept the serial number when I copied and pasted it.

Games-n-Apps's picture
by Games-n-Apps - 2009, June 17 - 12:36am

The versions 3.5 of StuffIt, UnstuffIt and the related drop-apps
as DropZip worked fine on Mac OS 7 machines...

Edit: Replaced 'xxx7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by grawlix.computing - 2009, June 12 - 7:08pm

I added in StuffIt 1.5.1, as it's sort of a milestone in StuffIt history. I did not BIN the new archive, I'm not sure why it was like that.