Can't install unrarx. Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cantusemacs, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. cantusemacs macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    Hello all. I am fairly new to macs and only really use my Imac with Logic. I am totally useless with the workings of a mac. I have some large winrar files I need to unrar. Having searched forums for the best program for this and the best free one seems to be unrarx. I am having a nightmare trying to install it though. This is my process:

    1. On the unrarx website I click on download.
    2. I find unrarx in 'downloads'
    3. I get message:
    'unrarx is an applictation downloaded from internet. Are you sure you want to open it?'. I click yes.
    4. A blank window with 'unrarx' at top and a drop down menu saying:
    'extract to': Options: File directory, desktop, other, manage.

    I choose desktop and from the top bar select :'file' then extract'.

    I get the message: Extraction problem-please select file to extract.

    I cant select file.

    I have tried other programs that may do the trick but for various reasons cant manage that. I was fairly confident with Windows but have been reduced to a bumbling idiot by macs.

    I am going nuts. Please help!!
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Download "The Unarchiver" from the Mac App Store.

    It covers more file types than UnrarX and it's got a better UI.

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