How to unzip a rar in os x?

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  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    im windows user new to mac how do i unzip rar files?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try double-clicking it? If that doesn't work, you can use StuffIt Expander or UnRarX.
     
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    The Unarchiver
     
  5. samh macrumors 6502

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    Well, technically, you can't "unzip" a rar file, on Windows or any other platform. ZIP is one kind of archival utility and RAR is another one. You can "decompress" a RAR file, or you can "unrar" it.
     
  6. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    The Unarchiver is a great program, I use it all the time.
     
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  8. malias4 macrumors 6502

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    As above said i also use unrarx just double click and it will do the job, only if the files u downloades contain a password, open first unrarx and fil in the password and then go on ...
     
  9. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    unrarX is quite inconvenient with passwords. It happens on some installs that the enter password option is nowhere to be found. It is just not there. I found I wasn't alone with that problem but nobody seems to have an answer. Took me a while to figure out who to open a pw protected rar without getting into the terminal.
    Now I just use The Unarchiver works flawlessly. I also use the Pathfinder in exchange for the finder and it uses stuffIt by default, that one has a very poor progress display.
     
  10. philipt42 macrumors 6502

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    The unarchiver is my default but sometimes I use unrarX. On the rare case that neither works, the RAR expander usually does.
     

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