what is the very best winrar solution on mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by felixen, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    First I had a beta of this one called Expander. Then I got this other joint called MacPAR deLuxe. But I find that both have trouble extracting some files, so I wanted to ask what you guys think is the very best winrar solution on mac - free or not
     
  2. naersjoen macrumors newbie

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    Also had problems extracting some archives when I was still using the unpack tool that comes with MacOS (can't remember what it's called). So I tried some other products and ended up using http://www.unrarx.com/ which has worked like a charm ever since. It's free as well.
     
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  4. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    I use The Unarchiver. It just supports un-RARing, but it works great for what I need.
     
  5. Omni Geno macrumors regular

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    UnRarX is also the best one that's worked for me.
     
  8. Scratchen macrumors newbie

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    I use this one too, and it has never caused me any problems.
     
  9. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    I use UnRarX as well. No issues here, works like a treat!
     
  10. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool thanks guys, sounds like some good alternatives
     
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  12. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    i use stuffit expander and unrarx, most stuffit expander though its way nicer
     
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  14. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

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    Dosn't matter if I'm on OS X or Windows I use 7zip. It can read any zip or rar file and reads a bunch of other compressed formats also.
     
  15. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    The Unarchiver is awesome. Fast, light, and can unarchive anything. It supports way, way more than just un-RARing (where did you get that idea?). It does zip, 7z, lha, sit, hqx, bin, gzip, gz, tgz, tar, bz2, gtar, ace, cab, cbz, cbr, rpm, dd, sea, about 20 other lesser known archive types, and even Windows .exe archives. It is my one and only decompression tool.
     
  16. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    man I have tried quite too many files I couldnt extract on my mac. It just says the file is corrupted. But when I dl them on my vista laptop they work fine. Why is it they dont work on my mac? It happens too often
     
  17. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried all programs mentioned in here. The least slick looking one is unrarx, but apparently its the best one. It fixes corrupted files somehow. I still dont know why the file was corrupted when it was fine on my vista, but now it works on my mac. UnRarX saved my life :D

    edit: I have another file I need to test with unrarx (didnt work on the other programs either so Im thinking it might work with unrarx), but it wont let me type in the password so it just gives me an error message. Where do you type in passwords in unrarx? usually the box just pops up so you can put it in
     
  18. hkip37 macrumors member

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    heh i use 3 different ones..

    iarchiver
    machacha
    stuffit
     
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  20. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    I second Zipeg. Great product. :)
     
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  22. VulnoX macrumors member

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    I put another vote for Unarchiver. You just double click ANY compressed file, and it decompresses it to the folder. Its very simple, fast, and lightweight. I have not yet seen another one do as well (and support as much as it does).
     

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