Best .rar unpacker

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

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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  3. snuffdaddy macrumors member

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    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.

    http://rarexpander.sourceforge.net/
     
  4. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    http://www.zipeg.com/

    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 68040

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    Why? Did it stop working for you or something that you need an update?
     
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  7. nihalz macrumors member

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    after using unrarx for a long time, switched to BetterZip
     
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  9. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    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 http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/31609/rawr! (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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