Unpacking .rar folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JDN, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    A friend sent me some stuff in a .rar file. When i tried to open it i didnt get the choice to use stuff it expander, and then couldnt find it when i searched for it. What do i need to unpack .rar file?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Stuffit Expander should unrar a .rar.

    If you didn't install Stuffit Expander, then it may no be there. Hit their website and download it for free.
     
  3. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When ever i download other files it opens using stuffit though. So i assumed i have it. Shouldnt it be in the applications folder?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  5. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not there, unless its called something else. Nothing is listed as Stuffit Expander. Theres no harm in downloading it again though is there? If its not showing up.....strange!!
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see why not... I guess Spotlight or it's ilk doesn't find "StuffIt" when you search for it? What about:

    sudo find / -name "StuffIt" -print
     
  7. seanf macrumors 6502

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