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Old Mar 24, 2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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How to unzip rar files on the mac?

Hi im a brand new imac user and have only had my imac now for over 1 week.

I currently have about 5 rar files which need to be extracted in order to play them but im not sure on which program i should use.

i would be grateful for any advice.

thankyou.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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The Unarchiver is a great app for this.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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There's also Stuffit Expander it's free and it'll unzip those rar files plus many more besides.
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Here's a second shout out for UnRarx. Nice thing about this app is that if you have to unzip with a password, you can see what you type in the field. Makes things so much easier.

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Old Mar 25, 2008, 01:12 AM   #6
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You cannot unzip a rar file, you can unzip a zip file, you can unrar a rar file, two different formats. try the command line command unrar, previous installation. freshmeat.net has most of them.
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