Leopard doesn't include .RAR extractor by default like Tiger

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  1. kolax macrumors G3

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    Is it possible to get this application that was included in Tiger? I've tried some other 3rd party ones but nothing as snappy as what was included with Tiger.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    There wasn't one included with Tiger as far as I know. I had to download UnrarX to use any .rar archives.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you sure you weren't using The Unarchiver? I didn't think Tiger had built-in RAR support.
     
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  6. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's the one.

    It was included with my MacBook Pro when I bought it, just assumed it was bundled with the OS.

    Cheers.
     
  7. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I like unRARx, but really, I think the Unarchiver is a little bit faster, and I like the fact that it doesn't have that little pop up window.
     
  8. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    The Unarchiver is fantastic. Can't live without it. Simple, unobtrusive, fast.
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep

    Yep, the bundle licensing thing must have run out by Tiger, as 10.4 included neither Stuffit or Unrarx (not that any Mac OS ever included Unrarx).


    They're both free and easy to download.
     
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  11. d wade macrumors 65816

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    my tiger didnt come with an app to open .rar files. i used unrarx for tiger, and now again for leopard.
     
  12. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    why is it better than stuffit?
     
  13. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Because it's better than finicky nigh-abandonware? I've had numerous problems with StuffIt in the past. I finally dropped it for The Unarchiver, which has the added bonus of integrating into the system much more nicely than StuffIt ever did.
     
  14. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Because it's faster and it doesn't crash, and it handles more formats. StuffIt is a piece of crap.
     
  15. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    x2.
     
  16. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gonna switch to the Unarchiver... Is uninstalling Stuffit a very involved process? Will using something like AppZapper remove everything?
     
  17. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    No to the first part, Yes to the second.
     
  18. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Just some more praise for The Unarchiver. Every Mac owner needs this sofware. As others have said, it's quick, seamless, and very unobtrusive.
     
  19. psychofreak Retired

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    Seems to have trouble with passworded RARs...
     
  20. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. It handled a password protected ZIP file just fine for me the other night. RARs are obviously a different story, I'm just sayin'... :)
     
  21. machd macrumors newbie

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    it dorsnt handle passworded rars at all. I keep a flash drive with me woth
    my important business documents to and from work. I was using stuffit and switched to the unarchiver. Because flash drives are so mobile, i always password protect the files in case i lose it. The passworded rar would not open. I had to get stuffit back to access it.
     
  22. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    TBH, I've used Stuffit since I started using Macs (As it came with Panther and does the job) and I've found nothing wrong with it.

    Each to their own though I guess.
     

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