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Purchased a Power Computing 225 with Mac 0S8 installed. Stuffit Deluxe SpaceSaver would not allow me to open compressed files. Aladdin gave us solution using Norton Disk Editor. Now, when I try to open a document, it gives the error message, “unexpected end of file encountered”.
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by:TheHub
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Ditch Space Saver. It does not work correctly with OS 8. Stick with the basic Stuffit Deluxe 4.0 and don't run any of those extensions.
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We did ditch Space Saver & installed system 7.6.1.
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by:ipierce
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What did Aladdin have you do with Norton Disk Editor?  They really recommended this?  It's very easy to completely trash a hard drive with that program so you may have inadvertantly hosed your files.  I'd recommend using CompactPro or Stuffit Expander to try opening your compressed files and see if you have any luck.  If not, you're probably out of luck.

I'm aslo confused:  You installed 7.6.1, right?  Why not install SpaceSaver once 7.6.1 is up and running rather than muck around with Norton Disk Editor?
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Disk Editor is the sharpest toy in the playground.
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...but you also have to know exactly what you are doing with Disk Editor. Once you use such a program you have to make sure that the file you are working on has not lost other parts of its integrity as the result of your editing the file so directly. Disk Editor is for experts or for very minor alterations.

I also am not clear about your general method of attacking this problem. If you have ditched Space Saver, then why not reinstall OS8 and use the standard Stuffit programs to compact and expand your files?  Am I missing something obvious?

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paulvaneykelen earned 200 total points
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Did you update Space saver to version 1.0.6 (http://www.aladdinsys.com/consumer/updates.html) or update Stuffit Deluxe to version 3.0.7
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