Unable to use rar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nalaa, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Nalaa, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016

    Nalaa macrumors newbie


    Nov 27, 2016

    I keep getting this message whenever I try to use rar: “rar” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash. I'm unable to unpack any rar files and the file that I want also has an error message when i use the stuffit expander: The structure of the archive is damaged.

    If anyone has any solutions, please let me know :)
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I concur with vmachiel. You should download it from their website instead. There are some annoying sandboxing issues with the Mac App Store application. The application is still code-signed though.

  3. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    The only announce is that you have to choose were to place the unzipped files.
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Not only, they will have to ask this every time you unzip to a new location, e.g. in a folder. That is just how sandboxing works. Another problem is that the sandboxed version of The Unarchiver cannot set itself as the default application for handling all the archive formats than it can handle. You will have to set it manually or get used to right-clicking → Open With.

    The developer recommends the non-sandboxed version anyway.

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