Compressing and Decompressing

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  1. FongMan macrumors regular

    FongMan

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    What program do you personally find to be the best for compressing and decompressing? I tend to work with alot of RAR files, so what do you guys suggest? I have stuffit expander and it works good but sometimes it gives me problems so any other possible suggestions for RAR files?
     
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    I prefer 7zX
    Basically just a frontend for p7zip, which are among the most effective file compressors out there. :)
     
  3. FongMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks alot, i just got it but i'm trying to figure out how to use it. When i double click it it asks me to choose a compression format and when i click ok it closes. And when i right click a file and open with it it creats a .rar.app file :confused:
     
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    When you launch the 7zX.app it will ask you for the default compression method. Then either drop files/folders on it to compress, or use the included workflows to access 7zX from context menu.
     
  5. FongMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    ......umm....all i want to do is decompress a rar file :p
     
  6. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Ok! But I only answered this question: ;)
     
  7. FongMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    :p yes, i thought i could use that program to decompress rar files :p so have any suggestions for that? :p
     
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