Need to open .rar files in Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Steven Jackson, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I am running Leopard (10.5.1) and I need a program to extract a .rar file? Any suggestions?

    A quick response would be very much appreciated.

    Steve
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Unrarx or The Unarchiver

    The Unarchiver is a very useful tool and I always install it on any new mac.
     
  3. Steven Jackson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unrarx doesn't work with Leopard, according to the support forums, and the other program seems to replace some bit of OS X underlyiing technology, which makes me a bit nervous...

    Steve
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    UnrarX is working on my Leopard install and The Unarchiver does no such thing it is just a zipped application there is no installer so it cant replace underlying system files. It doesn't even need an admin password to install.
     
  5. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a big fan of The Unarchiver. It just does what it's supposed to do, and that's all. It will also extract StuffIt archives. :D
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I use a combination of Stuffit and The Unarchiver...between them, I've had no unarchiving problems...
     
  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    The Unarchiver...the best utility you never think of, because it's just there and it does its job without being an obtrusive, annoying, crashing mess like certain other decompression apps. I nearly think of it as part of the OS.
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Absolutely second MacPar Deluxe
     
  9. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    ya i use stuffit it works for me with no problems on Leopard :D
     

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