Is WinRAR the only way to open RAR files?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by MortimerJazz, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    I've just been to the rarlabs site, but they only provide a command line application for use on the Mac.

    Is there anything I could use which might be a bit more user friendly?

    Thanks alot
  2. macrumors regular

    the Unarchiver -freeware
    BetterZip - I think it's alot better, but costs a little money.
  3. macrumors 68020


    or stuffit expander it s also freeware and really good
  4. macrumors 68000


    UnRARX - freeware
  5. macrumors regular

    The unarchiver really is the best (IMO).
  6. macrumors 6502

    I use Stuffit Expander and it works fine for me.
  7. macrumors G3


    +1 for The Unarchiver.

    Only downside is it can't handle password protected .rar files, but I have UnRARX too incase a .rar file does require a password.

    I like how The Unarchiver just works, doesn't ask a thousand questions. Does its job then leaves you alone.
  8. macrumors 68000


    I've only ever used Stuffit Expander.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    actually, its opensource :)
  10. macrumors member

    I had problems with password protected RAR files in both TheUnarchiver and UnRarX... RAR Expander is the one I've found to extract every file I've come across so I stuck with it.
  11. macrumors newbie

    thanks, this post helped me out, i am going to test out The Unarchiver and maybe RAR Expander
  12. macrumors 6502

    I usually use Macpar of all things to decompress RAR files. I need it around anyway for other stuff I download.

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