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unRarX ... If the command line is not your thing - here's a GUI front-end for unrar. Drag-and-Drop extraction. Built-in par2 recovery. Written by Peter Noriega. See the About UnRarX menu for more info. Based on unrar 3.60

What's New

Version 2.2:
  • Universal Binary version of UnRarX is now available.
  • Version 2.2 includes current universal binary versions of unrar and par2 command line applications.
  • UnRarX now includes automatic update functionality thanks to Sparkle Framework by Andy Matuschak.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Rubaiyat Member IconReview+564

It works but has a sloppy interface.

unRarX dumps loose files in the folder.

It runs away with the extraction, reporting every single missing password whilst you try and stop it. The alternative is to wait for it to finish NOT extracting, before you go through the multi-step process of clicking on Password, OK, click in field to type the password, then back to Extract again.

It should just prompt for the password and, once it has it, straight away extract.

It also has a fixed size window which makes scrolling through lists very awkward and hard to read.

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FranDominguez3180 Member IconReview+0

Application very easy to use and clean in its execution even on old machines. G3 for example, thanks.

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Version 2.2
siamlotus Member IconReview+165

Brilliant little app that has never had the slightest problem with any Rar files that I have thrown at it.

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Version 2.2
Luciano1 Member IconReview+5

download link is dead....

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Version 2.2

yes,can not work any more.


Half a star because the download link was not working !!! BRAVO !!!


Just so I'm clear, you gave the *app* half a star — not because you tried the app and didn't like it, but because the *link* to download the app didn't work.

And you believe that was smart?

Ever heard of google? —> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unrarx

Wikno Member IconReview+58

Still works great under 10.8.2.

Tested on PW protected multipart (30+ pieces) archive.
Tested working (non-corrupted) file output.

I have tried GUItar, and a couple others. This is great, and… very non-bloated!

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Version 2.2
Misjase Member IconReview+2

As said, this trusty unrar utility still succeeds in cases where similar utilities for whatever reason fail. Thanks to the developer!

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Version 2.2
SweetDoug (Who Took My Screen Name?!) Member IconReview+2
SweetDoug (Who Took My Screen Name?!)

Just download it and add it to your bag of tricks.

I'm an old hand at macs and I've known for years, that there's a lot of magic in this stuff.

Don't let'em fool ya!

You would think Stuffit would work to unrar, expand, un-Stuff everything?


Or Rar Expander?

Or The Unarchiver?


They all work.

None of them work.

Get them all.

For some reason, some files will only open with one of these prog's.

I dunno. I've given up.

Old enough hand, like I said, to know it's magic.

UnrarX opened a rar file that none of above would open.

Kudos to it.

Get it.


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Version 2.2

It's funny how TRUE this comment is. I have added ALL type of un-archiving apps possible, just so I have multiple options when trying to expand a STUBBORN archive.

You couldn't of said it better. For some reason, certain files will not open with certain apps. Just the way it is.

Mec_os Member IconComment+0

i've used unrar for a long time and i like it, but i noticed it's been getting slower and slower every day to the point that it takes me longer to unrar a file then it did to download it.

it also slows down my whole system.

it used to unrar my usual files in seconds and now it takes 1-5 minutes.

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Version 2.2
GeoProf Member IconComment+881

Amazingly, if you search MacUpdate.com for "Rar," UnrarX does NOT come up!

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Jason_Milles_76 Member IconReview+74

Thanks to Goofball this is still the best unrar tool.

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 328,496
Version Downloads 286,915
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 10 Jul 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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