Unzip / Unrar

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

  1. rockyduderino macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2015

    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

    Oct 19, 2014
    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

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

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