Decompress/expander app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DolmenRage, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. DolmenRage macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2009
    I'm currently using RAR Expander to decompress .rar files, but it's inconvenient and it only handles .rar files. Does anybody know any app that would work like the default ZIP decompress app? Like, right now I want to decompress a .7z file and I can't.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What you refer to is call "unpacking" or "decompressing" or "unarchiving", as decryption is used for calling the act of removing an encryption.

    You can use The Unarchiver, it even handles .7z files.
  3. DolmenRage thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Right, right. I knew "decrypting" was wrong but I couldn't think of "decompress". Anyway, I tried decompressing my .7z file with TheUnarchiver and it said that program couldn't decompress it. Which is weird because in the website it says it can.
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If the 7z file is encrypted, The Unarchiver doesn't support those. You can, however, use the command-line tool called 7za to decompress it... there used to be a binary Mac build at krmathis's homepage but that page seems to have vanished.
  5. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010

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