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Old May 23, 2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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How to fix .RAR problem on Mac?

I am having a frustrating time of late with .rar files downloaded from the web. The Unarchiver has served me well for the most part.

But of late it has failed to open a number of .rar files correctly. As a result I have tried both MacPAR Deluxe and UnRarX. On occasion MacPAR has done the trick, but very infrequently.

The files in question have all opened correctly on a Windows machine using 7-zip so the files themselves are not the problem.

Any suggestions? I would much prefer to use my Mac for .rar purposes.

Thanks in advance.
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Old May 23, 2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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I use UnRarX and it works perfectly every time.
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Old May 23, 2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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Which version of Unarchiver are you using? The new and improved is 2.4
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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I use UnRarX all the time. No problems here, mate.

Say, what do you need to do with .rar's other than exporting them?
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Old May 24, 2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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Which version of Unarchiver are you using? The new and improved is 2.4
I was using an older version of the Unarchiver. I upgraded and tried again. Same issue. I have some .rar files that the Unarchiver will not extract properly that 7-zip on Windows has no problems with.

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I use UnRarX all the time. No problems here, mate.

Say, what do you need to do with .rar's other than exporting them?
The programs I mentioned earlier are being used only to extract .rar files downloaded from the internet.

To those who have success with UnRarx - Do you change any settings? Or do anything other than use "Open with" UnRarx?

I ask because I get the same results with UnRarx as the Unarchiver. Perhaps I am missing a step.
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Old May 24, 2010, 01:47 PM   #6
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Have you tried SimplyRAR or RARMachine?
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Old May 24, 2010, 02:24 PM   #7
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Sounds like a problem with your download source.
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Old May 25, 2010, 05:56 AM   #8
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RarExpander it's perfect
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