Any freebie program(s) to extract .rar files?

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  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I have some .rar files that I need extracting but I don't have a clue as to what I can use. back in my PC days I use to use WinRAR but that was then and here I am now with my beloved Mac.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. nemex macrumors regular

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    Yes, The Unarchiver is a simple extracting app that support several compression standards including .rar :apple:
     
  3. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. hawe setiawan macrumors newbie

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    Extracting files

    I thank you very much for suggesting unrarX. It is very simple.:)
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Stuffit Expander is the only one which can handle passworded archives correctly.
     
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    How does it handle passworded .rar archives differently than UnRarX? I've never had an issue with it.
     

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  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Another vote for Zipeg.
     
  9. weckart macrumors 68040

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    The Unarchiver wants to grab control of split files as well as RARed files, although it cannot deal with the former, which is annoying. It is also useless with password protected files.

    The Unarchiver is the best for decoding different code pages - the default is to ask you if it detects accents or non-Latin characters, while others mangle the names of the contents of the RAR files. For speed and consistency, I would plump for RAR Expander, which also handles password protected files.

    If you are going for the Unarchiver as your all in one decompressor, then you will need RCDefaultApp to fix those MIME types.
     
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  11. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Oops, you're right, it's the Unarchiver that doesn't handle them properly, not UnRarX.
     
  12. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    UnRarX allows you to merge multiple .rar files and then expand them to a single file... If you do that often... then you kinda gotta' go with that...
     
  13. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

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    Unrarx is probably one of the best. I tried stuffit but it takes up to much resources and a lot of bloatware.
     
  14. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    How about going the other way, any OS X programs that will create RAR files?
     

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