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Alternative method to opening a .sea file Install
If you have problems opening an '.sea' (self extracting archive) just replace the '.sea' extension with '.app'.

After I downloaded the last Espon 750 driver in '.hqx' format, Stuffit expanded the '.hqx' archive, then when I double clicked on the '.sea' file, stuffit launched and did nothing. So I hilighted the '.sea' archive, typed 'Command-i' and change the '.sea' extension to a '.app' extension. After all, an auto-extractible archive is a kind of application!

I then double clicked on the archive and it happily extracted itself.
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Authored by: 128K Mac on Mar 07, '02 10:03:34PM

I try to remember to drag/drop .sea files on Stuff Expander or use Stuffit Deluxe 6.5x.

When I double click a .sea file it launches Classic which can be a pain if not needed.

Hint mentioned should proof useful. Wonder if this works for segmented .sea files?

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Alternative method to opening a .sea file
Authored by: RogerG on Dec 31, '06 05:48:32AM

Very good. I met this .sea archive problem when downloading drivers from the Epson website yesterday. No way to open the files, whatever I did. I asked my correspondents, no one knew either. I looked in Google and bang! it came up with this post.

I tried it - problem solved.

BTW, Epson is really inconsiderate, keeping a great number of its drivers updates in this format. One would expect better than that from such a corporation.


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Alternative method to opening a .sea file
Authored by: JoelFarris on Jan 07, '07 05:48:05PM

I just sent a message to Epson tech support asking for the .dmg version of a driver that I need because Stiffit 11.0.2 tells me that the filename.sea.hqx is not compressed. Double clicking in the Finder opens Script Editor, which promptly displays the jibberish code that's INSIDE the driver.

I changed the extension of filename.sea to, and double-clicked it. It opened and installed beautifully. Thanks for this hint!

Joel Farris
"and that's the way it oughta be!"

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Alternative method to opening a .sea file
Authored by: ceisler on Feb 17, '07 05:50:42PM

I found that all I had to do to open the Epson Driver downloads was to simply delete the .sea suffix.


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