Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dtsteinb, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. dtsteinb macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    I am a PC guy and am trying to make the switch to the MAC. I really like the MacBook but some things are driving me insane. I can't seem to find a program to UNRAR. I have tried 5+ (Izip, unarchiver,WInzip, unurarx,etc)programs and they are all horrible. I tried WinZip for MAC thinking it should be like the one for PC, but that unzipped files and I have no idea where the hell they are so I lost 3GIGS already!! Also, all these program are so SLOW at unraring. My PC does it in 3/4 of the time it takes on my MACBook Pro. Can someone please tell me how to get my space back (I know the file name but dont know how to search the entire drive for it).
    Next, can anyone recommend a FTP program that can connect to a site running either GLFTPD or DRFTPD?
  2. Ulenspiegel, Feb 21, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015

    Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    1. I would recommend TheUnarchiver (App Store). It is simple and flawless.
    2. FTP clients: http://www.maketecheasier.com/best-ftp-clients-for-your-mac/.
  3. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    That was one of the first programs I tried. To me it is horrible. In the Archive Formats tab I cant select anything. To extract is forever.
  4. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    I know you already mentioned it but I have always been a fan of UnRarX for *.rar files. I haven't noticed a large difference between decompressing rar files on my Mac or PC.

    For FTP (and others) either the builtin "connect to server" function in the finder or CyberDuck seem to do a pretty decent job.
  5. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    I have tried that as well and it is incredibly slow. I can unrar the same thing on my PC 3 times before this is even done

    I am running MACBook Pro 10.10.2 8GB RAM 120GB SSD.
  6. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    What do you mean you can't select anything?


    What PC do you have and what CPU does it have? If it is less than 2 or 3 years old and has a desktop-grade CPU in it, are you really surprised that it wipes the floor with the low-power CPU in your MBP? (Hint: you shouldn't be surprised at all).
  7. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    There is an option to select what file extensions you want to associate the program with. When I do select all or deselect all nothing happens. But it doesnt matter because it will unrar but again it takes 10X+ longer then on my PC and I really can't figure out why.
  8. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    Still can't get this going

    Does anyone have any idea how to unzip multiple files on a MAC? I have tried 5 different programs and NOTHING works. Most of these program create a folder for each file which does not help.

    I have say cr-desk01 - cr-desk50 These programs are creating cr-desk01, cr-desk02, etc and dumping file that way. I want it all under the root dir and I do not see any options to change this behavior. This is getting extremely frustrating.
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes. I use the app "Keka".

    Keka will extract to a designated folder (set in the Keka extraction preferences). Set a folder...otherwise it'll extract in the same directory as the Finder extractor does, or, if you set it to ask, it'll ask for an extraction directory for every file selected.

    If you select multiple zip files, right-click and Open with Keka, then the archives should extract to the folder you specified in prefs.
  10. dyt1983, Mar 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.

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