Is WinRAR the only way to open RAR files?

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    or stuffit expander it s also freeware and really good
     
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    tersono

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

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    I use Stuffit Expander and it works fine for me.
     
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    Kilamite

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    +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.
     
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    boast

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    actually, its opensource :)
     
  10. macrumors member

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    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.

    http://rarexpander.sourceforge.net/
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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

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    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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