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newb question: how do i extract/run .sea files?
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Jul 7, 2001, 04:04 PM
 
i just got my first mac, it's an iBook with OS 9.1. I downloaded a free utility off the internet that has an ".sea" extension. I tried to run it but it says it wouldn't work because "The document could not be opened, because the application program that created it could not be found."

I did a little searching but everything I've read tells me it should extract itself w/o another program. My guess is the file is corrupt or something, any ideas? (Thanks in advance.)

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Jul 7, 2001, 08:21 PM
 
.sea files should be able to extract themselves, but if you downloaded the file directly (without there being a .bin or .hqx extension), there might be resources missing. But you can easily use Aladdins Expander to extract the items from the archive. It should be on your hard drive since the recent versions of Mac OS installs them, just search for "Expander".
     
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Jul 8, 2001, 12:04 AM
 
hey thanks a lot...that worked perfectly and saved me some stress.
     
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Jul 9, 2001, 01:53 PM
 
Just as an FYI

.sea stand for self extracting archive

Also, if you can swing Stuffit Deluxe is worth getting with many horns and whistles (integration of contextual menus to stuff / unstuff etc.).

But if cost is a factor and you just need basic de-stuffing Stuffit Expander is the way to go.
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