Can't install unrarx. Please help

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

  1. cantusemacs macrumors newbie

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    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

    NutsNGum

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    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #2
    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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