Win Rar on Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vchalupa, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. vchalupa macrumors member

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    I'm new to Apple and OS X and I was wondering what mac users use to open compressed files like .zip and .rar files.

    Normally on windows I'd used Win RAR or something like that. What can I use one OS X? I'm preferably looking for a free software

    Any input would be helpful. Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I second UnRarX, also there is a built in (much like windows) tool aptly named Archive that handles basic zip files. UnRarX handles RAR files as well as password protected RAR files.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    And I will second The Unarchiver ( :D ) since it will handle RAR files fine (passworded or not) as well as .sit files and many other types. Maybe I have missed it but UnRARX seems like a one trick pony- and I personally prefer to have one app to handle multiple decompression duties.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you got those files where they replace the extension with .002, .003, or if you have trouble picking up the files.

    Sometimes simply going to terminal and using cat helps.
     

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