How to fix .RAR problem on Mac?

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  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I use UnRarX and it works perfectly every time.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Which version of Unarchiver are you using? The new and improved is 2.4
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    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.

    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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  7. macrumors G5

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    Sounds like a problem with your download source.
     
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