View Full Version : Is WinRAR the only way to open RAR files?

Feb 2, 2008, 12:02 PM
I've just been to the rarlabs site, but they only provide a command line application for use on the Mac.

Is there anything I could use which might be a bit more user friendly?

Thanks alot

Feb 2, 2008, 12:04 PM
the Unarchiver -freeware
BetterZip - I think it's alot better, but costs a little money.

Feb 2, 2008, 12:05 PM
or stuffit expander it s also freeware and really good

Feb 2, 2008, 12:14 PM
UnRARX - freeware

Feb 2, 2008, 12:25 PM
the Unarchiver -freeware
BetterZip - I think it's alot better, but costs a little money.

The unarchiver (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html) really is the best (IMO).

Feb 2, 2008, 12:27 PM
I use Stuffit Expander and it works fine for me.

Feb 2, 2008, 12:27 PM
+1 for The Unarchiver.

Only downside is it can't handle password protected .rar files, but I have UnRARX too incase a .rar file does require a password.

I like how The Unarchiver just works, doesn't ask a thousand questions. Does its job then leaves you alone.

Feb 2, 2008, 12:34 PM
I've only ever used Stuffit Expander.

Feb 2, 2008, 07:02 PM
the Unarchiver -freeware

actually, its opensource :)

Feb 2, 2008, 11:16 PM
I had problems with password protected RAR files in both TheUnarchiver and UnRarX... RAR Expander is the one I've found to extract every file I've come across so I stuck with it.


Feb 3, 2008, 02:12 AM
thanks, this post helped me out, i am going to test out The Unarchiver and maybe RAR Expander

Feb 3, 2008, 06:33 AM
I usually use Macpar of all things to decompress RAR files. I need it around anyway for other stuff I download.