Help!!! .rar files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ShayanAgha, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. ShayanAgha macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    i've recently purchased an apply macbook pro.

    Is it possible to run files with a " .rar " extension on this machine?>

    if yes... could somebody guide me!
    thanks
     
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Definately the best choice.
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    As an alternative that opens a lot more than RAR files, you might like The Unarchiver.
     
  4. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to suggest it, added plus is you can probably uninstall stuffit, unless you are heavy into .sitx files.
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Bah....StuffIt needs to go away. Does anyone really come across a lot of .sitx files anyway?
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    .zip, though loathed by mac users years ago, has given way and become a defacto standard.

    .sit isnt as supported in Windows, AFAIK.

    making .zip, all the better.
     
  7. phidauex macrumors member

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    Another vote for Unarchvier. UnRarX works fine, but it only does RAR files, and it is basically a front-end for a command line tool. Not that that's bad or anything, its just that Unarchiver really has a mac-like feel, and nicely integrates with the OS. I don't even notice that its there anymore, doing its thing, opening my archives.

    -sam
     
  8. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    definitely go with TheUnarchiver. unfortunately it has an issue with password protected stuffit files, but otherwise its a champ.

    stuffit has a windows version (of the deluxe too) but i lost my love for stuffit when osx included zip/gzip/bzip/tar extraction, and yet stuffit INSISTED on changing my associations every time it opened.
     
  9. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Yeah - apps that take over things like that make me INSANE. That's the reason I'll never, under any circumstances, install RealPlayer. If I can only watch a video that's in the real format, tough, I'll just not watch it.
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i didn't realize stuffit was so hated. is there a reason for this?
     
  11. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    ^^ That's the reason I hate it.

    Also, for a little while, they were shipping StuffIt with a contextual menu item that crashed the Finder--that was brilliant. However, I mostly don't like them because I find their product to be irrelevant. The .sitx filetype doesn't provide much value over things like .rar or .zip, so what's the point?
     
  12. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    well to me it has gotten bloated and then the move from compressed files to disk images when we went from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X, sorta made sit and sitx pointless, plus Mac OS X has built in compression utilities.

    *edit oh yeah and the contextual menu item that crashed the Finder that epochblue mentions above. lol oh those days...
     
  13. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto here... I can't think of the last time I've watched/listened to anything w/ Real Player...probably not since the late '90's!! I do use Stuffitt, as I'm new to OS X I thought that was pretty much my only freeware choice to archive/unpack pretty much everyhting I'll run into. Haven't run into any issues so far, so I guess I'll keep using it...
     

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