How To Extract .RAR Files on A Mac

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  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    The video should have better voice quality. It sounds like you are speaking through the phone.

    Why is UnrarX better than The Unarchiver or Stuffit?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Personally, I unrar files from the command line. ;)
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    UnRarX handles password-protected RAR archives the best of the 3.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    another vote for unrarx
     
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  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I vote for the Unarchiver as well. Never had a problem with it, and it unarchives every single format I throw at it.
     
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  8. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    MacPAR deLuxe works well if you have PAR files but I've found RAR Expander to be much faster then MacPAR deLuxe and The Unarchiver if you're dealing just with RAR files.
     
  9. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    It's like bald people arguing over a comb.

    Zipeg has a sheep for an icon and is therefore the clear winner.
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    :D
     
  11. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    Not really. In some cases the programs listed offer 64-bit operation which will have a significant speed increase on systems that support architecture.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Exactly, which is why I choose it.
     
  13. zhuismile88 macrumors newbie

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    How To Extract .RAR Files on A Mac

    Use StuffIt Expander orRAR Expander
     
  14. HalfNelson macrumors member

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    So which ones have the 64 bit support?
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    check it yourself in Activity Monitor.app it comes with every mac.

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  16. HalfNelson macrumors member

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    I understand that, however activity monitor won't give me any info on software i don't have. I thought there might be a list of 64 bit rar extractor that would alleviate the process of downloading and installing each one just to check activity monitor.
     

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