Questions about archives

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by shluk, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. shluk macrumors newbie

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    One of the things I miss about PC is working with winrar. I really miss using the following features:
    • Right Click -> Extract Here
    • Viewing the files before extracting

    It's not much, but I miss it. is there a free archive software that allows me to do the above, and can manage most archiving extensions? thanks:)
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I am aware of no free archiving utility that does what you ask. WinRAR is not free; it is shareware. There are MacOS X versions of WinRAR. However, the best archiving utility suite for the Mac is Stuffit Deluxe. It includes an archive browser. Stuffit Deluxe supports virtually every archive format on this planet, including RAR.
     
  3. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    You could use the BetterZip Quick Look Generator for that.

    Not sure about your first point. Isn't that what happens when you double click on the file? You may want to have a look at The Unarchiver or Keka.
     
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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  5. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    I use the BZ Quicklook plugin + Unarchiver. Best option available imo.
     
  6. shluk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all.
    I learned a few things here. Unarchiver was acting weird so I think i'll try Kika for a while
     

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