new to MacBooks, and wondering how to open *.rar files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sir S.A.B., Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Sir S.A.B. macrumors member

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    how do i open i rar file because when i do it just arch's the file

    how do i properly open up the rar file?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Sir S.A.B. thread starter macrumors member

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    lol i know that but when i do it just archives the file, when i click on the archived file it unarch's it and just keeps repeating
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's... not how it's supposed to behave. Try installing The Unarchiver.
     
  5. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    I use UnRarX. It is a great program, does exactly what it is supposed to do, nothing more nothing less. http://www.unrarx.com/
     
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    Stuffit Exander

    I guess I just have stuck with this company as I have been using Stuffit since System 7.
     
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    Eww. StuffIt is such useless proprietary bloatware these days. I won't have it on my computer. It's so insidious, too!
     
  8. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Unarchiver sucks with password protected .rar's. Stuffit works better with these type of files. I don't find stuffit to be bloatware at all.
     
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