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Error -39 for iMac

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I've been download programs off the internet for my iMac, but lately, I keep getting an error -39 on all files that I download. I understand that -39 error means the file has a bad EOF. Is there a way that I can fix this or any suggestions as to what could be wrong?
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Images load properly in my web browser. It could possibly be a problem with the StuffIt expander, but I have no idea how to check if that is the reason.
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I tried what you suggested, and there still are problems. It doesn't seem to have helped any. I was wondering if there could be a problem with the pc exchange extension, as it has to do the cross platform file name changes (i think), perhaps it could be messing up the EOF.

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If you're downloading Mac files to a Mac, there shouldn't be any "name changes."  If you're trying to download PC files to the Mac, then you're not going to be able to open them.  The Macintosh can view PC files that can be opened with compatible Mac programs (say, for instance, a Microsoft Word document) but it can't just open any old PC program that comes along.  If that's what you're trying to do, then PC exchange isn't going to help you.  

What would help me would be for you to tell me EXACTLY what you're trying to do, where you're downloading these files from and what files they are.  Also, I stress again that Mac files pulled from the Internet must be compressed with a .bin or .hqx compression format.
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