unziping files with mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crottychop, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. crottychop macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
    i used to use winrar for my pc..
    but what do i use for my mac?

    i use mediafire and megaupload the most to download zipped files...so what works best with that?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Mac OS X has an unarchiving utility built into it, so double clicking the .zip file in Finder should extract its contents. If you want to use another, third-party application, look into The Unarchiver.
  3. LagFighter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    +1 for The Unarchiver. Like the above post said, if you're just dealing with .zip files then the included Archive Utility should work fine. For everything else, consider downloading The Unarchiver.
  4. stuarthatto macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    +1 - especially if you have password protected zips... the number one failing in Apples archive utility for me.....
  5. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
    Or just use unzip
  6. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    Stuffit is also pretty good and comprehensive.

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