Unzip / Unrar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rockyduderino, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. rockyduderino macrumors newbie

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    Apr 5, 2015
    #1
    Hey!

    I never understood why many zip and rar files act like mazes and are completely impossible to unzip / unrar in OSX. You unzip a zip and inside there is a rar that asks you access to another rar file that is missing etc etc..
    I tried many different unzipping-software but I still have a lot of problems, especially with torrent files. Maybe there is something fundamental that I don't understand about this process?
    There always seems to be different problems with each file so it's hard to give a specific description but I hope you know what I'm talking about?
    Any general advice or tips about the best software?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. doynton macrumors 6502

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    Oct 19, 2014
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    Generally if you have split archives, make sure they are all present in the same directory (they have sequential numbers in the name) and then just extract the first - it will find the rest.

    This is free and works well for me (and does 7z as well). http://www.kekaosx.com/en/
     
  3. rockyduderino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 5, 2015
    #3
    Thanks a lot for your input!
    Well, sometimes it still won't work!
    Thanks a lot, will try that application.
     

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