How to unzip rar files on the mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jibeman, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. jibeman macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
    Hi im a brand new imac user and have only had my imac now for over 1 week.

    I currently have about 5 rar files which need to be extracted in order to play them but im not sure on which program i should use.:apple:

    i would be grateful for any advice.

  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    There's also Stuffit Expander – it's free and it'll unzip those rar files plus many more besides.
  4. Italchef macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    Here's a second shout out for UnRarx. Nice thing about this app is that if you have to unzip with a password, you can see what you type in the field. Makes things so much easier.

  5. ale500 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    You cannot unzip a rar file, you can unzip a zip file, you can unrar a rar file, two different formats. try the command line command unrar, previous installation. has most of them.

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