How to fix .RAR problem on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by afuturestrader, May 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2008
    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

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I use UnRarX and it works perfectly every time.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    Which version of Unarchiver are you using? The new and improved is 2.4
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Feb 29, 2008
    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.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2005
  7. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Sounds like a problem with your download source.
  8. macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2009

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