Opening .cbr files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fourbin, May 31, 2005.

  1. Fourbin macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Is there a program to open these .CBR files (comic book rar) for OSX? I found a site to purchase and download a lot of my old favorite comics but I wanted to make sure I can view them on my Mac first.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    If .cbr files is just as I suspect (and this site claims) just .rar files which is renamed, then just renaming them back to .rar should let you open them (you might have to get Stuffit Expander or some other un-compressor, though, because I'm not sure the one built-in to Mac OS X (BOMArchiveHelper) can uncompress .rar's.

    Edit: When uncompressed, maybe this program makes reading the comics even better...
  3. Little Red Frog macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009
    Yes indeed, changing the extension from .cbr to .rar does the job! :)

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