Best .rar unpacker

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bob616, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    What is the best .rar unpacker for mac?
    I've been using unrarx but that has not been updated in a long time so is their any thing new that is better?
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
  3. snuffdaddy macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    This question comes up every so often. I think i've used them all and I've always come back to RARExpander. Particularly as I use alot of password protected archives and this is the only one which hasn't given me any grief with this. But in general too, this is the best one I've come across. For as long as I've known it it hasn't been updated, though. But having said that, it doesn't really need to be imo.
  4. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2009

    I've run into other programs not being able to decompress multiple rar files selected at once (ie; outputting .mkv files), especially when a password is needed.
  5. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Why? Did it stop working for you or something that you need an update?
  6. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    London (Ealing) UK
  7. nihalz macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    after using unrarx for a long time, switched to BetterZip
  8. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
  9. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I'm in on using the 2.x release of The Unarchiver. It can handle .rar files much better now.

    And taking the rar.icns from this app! (which is also an unpacker) and put it inside The Unarchiver, then your rar files will look like they are integrated with the system because the rar files will look like your zip files if you use the Archive utility in OS X.

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