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The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "Archive Utility.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X.

The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats. It is localized into Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Portugese and Russian.

What's New

Version 3.9.1:
  • Fixed extraction of double-format archives like .tar.gz, which was accidentally broken in 3.9.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Version 3.7
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polocanada Member IconComment+26
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Works fine but odd thing happens on occasion when batch extracting the files. On occasion it would show error, saying extraction failed, and then all following files in the batch also fail to extract, even through the other files are part of a completely separate archive. When I go to redo extraction, things work fine, but sometimes I end up extracting individual files. There is something with the batch process and it just stops the whole extraction batch instead of stopping just extraction of a specific archive if the archive has an error (which is not a case at all anyways).

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Version 3.9.1
Rubaiyat Member IconReview+567
Rubaiyat
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I favour this over UnRarX because it neatly extracts RAR, doing everything in the right order.

It extracts to a folder and doesn't just dump loose files in the folder.

It asks for the password if there is one before running away with the extraction.

Clean and neat.

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Version 3.9.1
Markoh Member IconComment+187
Markoh
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Archive Expert looks like a good alternative:

https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/archive-expert/id802854212

Buuuahahahahaha

http://i.imgur.com/F3WsUiS.jpg (Archive Expert)

http://i.imgur.com/F3WsUiS.jpg (The Unarchiver)

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Version 3.9.1
Martin-Beneš Member IconReview+0
Martin-Beneš
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After I had problem with character settings of filename in zip, I tryied The Unarchvier too. What Entropy, Winzip, Betterzip, etc. cant, The Unarchiver can ... I set The Unarchiver as my default unarchiver.

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Version 3.9.1
Jean-Loup Member IconComment+10
Jean-Loup
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Would be nice to add the compatibility with RAR 5.0. :-)

=> http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarosx-5.0.0.tar.gz

Thank you !

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Version 3.9.1
Foulger Member IconComment+279
Foulger
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Doesn't Work in Maverick. Apple native one now works well.

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Version 3.9.1
Mikael B
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3.9.1 works in Mavericks.

Andrewrodney
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It works for me but not like it did prior to the update of the OS. It does unzip the files but always asks permission to do so, says once I click OK it will allow the use of that path. But I have to do this every use.

Mikael B
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@Andrewrodney, I don't have this issue. Are you perhaps not an admin on this machine? It sounds like your user don't have permissions to make changes to the folder in question. Normally the user have full permissions to his/hers folder content under the /Users/[user]/Downloads hierarchy.

You can change owner and permissions in Finder or in Terminal with the "chown" and "chmod" command.

Andrewrodney
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I have Admin but maybe it's the desktop permissions where I'm trying to save that's an issue. Thanks, I'll look into it.

Christian Schwang
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@Andrewrodney, If you downloaded it via the Mac App Store, this is Apple's Sandbox kicking in. You can work around this issue if you download the non App Store Version from the Developer's site

Bdikkat Member IconComment+206
Bdikkat
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Hmm.. Listing on Mac App Store says there's a bug with version 3.9 and to wait for version 3.9.1 ... ?

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Version 3.9
Circlesoft (Developer)
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Yes, and it will be here any minute now.

Kobalt
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Thanks to the dev. Tou can get 3.9.1 here

http://theunarchiver.googlecode.com/files/TheUnarchiver3.9.1.zip

Frank-O'Connor
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Nice catch, Circlesoft. :)

Dougster Member IconReview+105
Dougster
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I gave up with Apple's Archive Utility a long time ago after it started playing around,and I found this,The Unarchiver,and it is absolutely rock solid,never letting me down. Thank you.

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Version 3.9
Mikael B
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I never had a problem opening anything at all with Archive Utility, but then I jumped Mountain Lion and downgraded from Lion to Snow Leopard more than a year ago. Perhaps it was better there. Now I'm on Mavericks.

I use Archive Utility for automatic unarchiving together with Hazel which deletes the original and moves the content elsewhere and Unarchiver for when I want to unarchive something and keep the original intact.

Waveman Member IconReview+77
Waveman
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Great utility, wish it could "cue-up" RAR files instead of going one at a time

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Version 3.8
Kobalt
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Maybe I'm not understanding you quite correctly, but I find that selecting a bunch of RAR files and simply double-clicking the lot makes then expand one after another without further intervention.

Circlesoft (Developer)
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There appears to be a strange bug in OS X that causes RAR files to get lost when clicking on multiple ones at a time. If you click on them one by one, it is more likely to work. I have been unable to find out what causes this, but authors of other programs have experienced the same.

Mikael B
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I use UnrarX for multiple archives and it will always work, also for the occasional password protected ones. Unarchiver usually works too. I always click the root file and make sure they are all in the same folder next to each other.

Vito Member IconReview+127
Vito
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The Unarchiver is a great app that does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's faster than OS X's built-in archive utility, but the main reason I like it is that it doesn't render huge quantities of memory inactive when I’m compressing large numbers of big files ( ≥ 1GB ).

The built-in utility chews up active memory and spits out big-time inactive memory after compressing just a few large files. If you don’t have lots of RAM installed, the system slows to a crawl. I DO have lots of RAM (32GB), but that doesn’t help when I have dozens of large files to compress.

Yeah, I know I can use the "purge" command in Terminal.app, and that's certainly one instance in which it's quite useful to clear inactive memory. But with The Unarchiver, there's less need to do that. It creates far less inactive memory. It's my go-to application for compressing files.

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Version 3.8
Mikael B
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What's "large" in your case?

Vito
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To Mikael B: As my original post specifies, there are "dozens of large files", and explicitly states that they are files ≥ 1GB in file size.

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Version 3.9.1
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Version 3.9.1
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Version 3.9.1
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Version 3.9.1
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Version 3.9.1
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Version 3.9.1
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