MacPAR deLuxe
MacPAR deLuxe
5.1.1
4.7
0.0
MacPAR deLuxe free download for Mac

MacPAR deLuxe

21 August 2019

Manage and decode .par/.par2 files from newsgroups.

Overview

MacPAR deLuxe is a utility program that runs on the Apple Macintosh. It is useful to you if you download (or upload) binary files from internet newsgroups (a.k.a. "Usenet").

Often, binary content comes in the form of sets of many files that together form a "rar" archive. MacPAR deLuxe assist you in combining these files after the download finishes.

  • It verifies that the file set is complete, and all files are undamaged. MacPAR deLuxe can recover missing information by processing so called "par" and "par2" files.
  • After the verification step, MacPAR deLuxe unpacks the data. If possible with its built-in unrar engine, or otherwise by launching the appropriate program.

Features

  • Full support for the "par 1" and "par 2" standards.
  • Perform verification, recovery and automatic unrar (if applicable) by just double-clicking the ".par" or ".par2" file in the Finder.
  • Get a clear overview of the status of all files (complete / incomplete / missing).
  • Create a par or par2 volume set by dragging files to the window and simply save the document.
  • Open a rar archive and unpack the files inside.
  • Speeds up the par process by making optimal use of multiple processor cores.
  • Can automatically start an external program to process files in the par set.
  • Can open multiple windows and run multiple jobs at the same time.
  • Alternatively, multiple jobs can be queued and processed one after the other, to save machine overhead.
  • Many configurable options.
  • Fully compatible with "other" par and rar utilities.
  • Extensive documentation included via the "Help" menu.
  • Shareware: you can make make a donation if you like the program.

What's new in MacPAR deLuxe

Version 5.1.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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Fivetwelve
Fivetwelve
Nov 10 2014
5.0.1
4.0
Nov 10 2014
4.0
Version: 5.0.1
Great app but one star off because of an issue with queuing files for decompression. If you select multiple RAR files and use Open With, MPD will decompress the whole lot. If MPD is still active and you select another set of RAR files it will only decompress the first file in the lot. Very bizarre. You have to quit MPD in order for it to behave again. Every. Single. Time.
evelynjoseph97
evelynjoseph97
Sep 22 2014
5.0.1
0.0
Sep 22 2014
0.0
Version: 5.0.1
Useful information. This app have lots of features. From Bizbilla B2B portal
Maxruehl
Maxruehl
Mar 17 2014
4.4.1
0.0
Mar 17 2014
0.0
Version: 4.4.1
I just created a PAR2 set with MPD. They did not work as expected. I double-clicked Par2 (in the same directory as the RARs) and MPD launched and, seemingly started to work, but it did not behave normally--there was never any file by file check as usual (X good of X files). After less than a minute, MPD reported that the files checked out fine, but I got no visual representation of that, plus the elapsed time was not adequate to check a 164 part RAR archive of around 16GB. Also, MPD did not begin expanding the archive as I have specified in prefs. Any suggestions?
Maxruehl
Maxruehl
Mar 12 2014
4.4.1
0.0
Mar 12 2014
0.0
Version: 4.4.1
I just created a PAR2 set with MPD. They did not work as expected. I double-clicked Par2 (in the same directory as the RARs) and MPD launched and, seemingly started to work, but it did not behave normally--there was never any file by file check as usual (X good of X files). After less than a minute, MPD reported that the files checked out fine, but I got no visual representation of that, plus the elapsed time was not adequate to check a 164 part RAR archive of around 16GB. Also, MPD did not begin expanding the archive as I have specified in prefs. Any suggestions?
Bluepolo
Bluepolo
Jun 27 2011
4.2.5
5.0
Jun 27 2011
5.0
Version: 4.2.5
Most folks focus on PAR files in the Usenet context. I use PAR files to protect against data loss by taking data to be saved and building in some fault tolerance: http://www.hutsby.net/2010/10/creating-parity-files-to-protect.html. PS I would give this 5 stars for everything if it automatically split the file into equal sized chunks for me.
-M-S-
-M-S-
Jun 26 2011
4.2.5
5.0
Jun 26 2011
5.0
Version: 4.2.5
Works well, never an issue; fast and modern.
Thajeztah
Thajeztah
Jan 2 2010
4.0
5.0
Jan 2 2010
5.0
Version: 4.0
I've been using MacPARdeluxe now for some years and it's become a must-have tool for me. Although I'm still using a Core Duo Processor (not 64-bit), I applaud the author for taking the time to make maximum use of Snow Leopard (64 bit AND grand central dispatch) - many developers haven't even -considered- doing this. Recent versions have never crashed on me and, unlike other posters, I don't mind MPD to use a lot of processing power, after all, there's a lot of processing required to check if the downloaded files are ok. MPD does the job and integration with Split & Concat makes checking and extracting downloads a one-click trick :)
Wim-De-Smet
Wim-De-Smet
Jan 1 2010
4.0
5.0
Jan 1 2010
5.0
Version: 4.0
Beside UnrarX, also freeware, there is no Parclient for the Mac then MacParDeLuxe. I can recommend this client above UnRarX because MacParDeLuxe can handle pasword while extracting.
Hello-
Hello-
Jan 1 2010
4.0
0.0
Jan 1 2010
0.0
Version: 4.0
Grand Central? I'm happy with this.
Turkchgo
Turkchgo
Dec 31 2009
4.0
0.0
Dec 31 2009
0.0
Version: 4.0
Wow, what an awesome update! 64bit, Multi-threaded!
Zerolight
Zerolight
Nov 2 2008
3.8
0.0
Nov 2 2008
0.0
Version: 3.8
@Castle. You can limit CPU usage. Preferences, Par2, CPU Usage - default is 2 cores. I have mine set to 1. Frees up the other core for other tasks.
Castle
Castle
Oct 14 2008
3.8
0.0
Oct 14 2008
0.0
Version: 3.8
Great app - I really couldn't live without it. I do wish the CPU usage could be limited, though. On my MBP running MacPAR will make playing any kind of video impossible.
Lenny81
Lenny81
May 19 2008
3.8
0.0
May 19 2008
0.0
Version: 3.8
I don't see in the preferences, any option for overwriting files instead of renaming them. something which quickpar does and saves unnecessary time wasting. (Deleting old parts after being renamed then running the application again to correct the renamed files.) All broken part get renamed to xxx10.1 xxx11.1 etc.
Smoldersonline
Smoldersonline
May 4 2008
3.8
5.0
May 4 2008
5.0
Version: 3.8
Fully agree with serphium's review - an excellent tool. Indeed an option to turn off MacPar searching for files would even enhance the tool. Thank you!
Magentis
Magentis
Jan 19 2008
3.7
5.0
Jan 19 2008
5.0
Version: 3.7
Overall, an excellent program. Does what it's supposed to do. I do have a few wishes though. MacPar likes to look at all files in a directory (even if they are not matched by name in the par file). It would be nice to have an option for turning this off. A built-in SFV checker would be wonderful. And this is just a little nitpick, but the icons look quite dated. Would be nice to see them refreshed.
Dom21
Dom21
Dec 3 2007
3.7
5.0
Dec 3 2007
5.0
Version: 3.7
Indispensible. Five stars. For the _rare_ times this won't do the job there are other apps that will.
Aljuk
Aljuk
Jul 18 2007
3.7
5.0
Jul 18 2007
5.0
Version: 3.7
A very useful tool. Works perfectly.
Aquax
Aquax
Aug 12 2006
3.6
4.5
Aug 12 2006
4.5
Version: 3.6
Phenomenal. Very Mac-like in the UI, but handles Windows created PAR, RAR, etc, with no sweat.
Wings
Wings
Aug 12 2006
3.6
0.0
Aug 12 2006
0.0
Version: 3.6
What I've always wanted in an app like this is the ability to UNrar a set when there is 1 or more missing pieces (and none or not enough PARs). Not useful for getting apps from the newsgroups, but at least for music or movie files, you'll get SOMEthing rather than nothing.
Jazzaddict
Jazzaddict
Jul 6 2006
3.5
5.0
Jul 6 2006
5.0
Version: 3.5
Sweet! Works without a glitch. What would I do without this .app? Worthy of a donation for sure!
Guest
Guest
May 25 2005
3.2
5.0
May 25 2005
5.0
Version: 3.2
this software rocks , much better than stuffit
Guest
Guest
Jan 21 2005
3.2
5.0
Jan 21 2005
5.0
Version: 3.2
a genious software, much better than stuffit to decompress .rar archives. this piece will rock !
Guest
Guest
Jan 3 2005
3.2
5.0
Jan 3 2005
5.0
Version: 3.2
Very nice par utility. One wish list item though - having to rescan the entire volume set when attempting to recover after obtaining additional needed .par2 files is painful. Hopefully future versions won't require this.
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2004
3.1
5.0
Nov 21 2004
5.0
Version: 3.1
MacPar Deluxe is probably the best rar/par archiving and expansion product available on the Mac. Other options such as Gumby and UnRAR X do not have the same ease of use. Simply associate all par and rar files with MacParDeluxe and double-click. Easy as pie.r01 and pie.r02 Its integration with Split & Concat has made it an indispensible tool in my Usenet surfing toolbox.
Guest
Guest
Aug 23 2004
2.6
5.0
Aug 23 2004
5.0
Version: 2.6
An excellent piece of software that does exactly what it says, without any fuss or bother. I've not had any problems with it, running on OSX 10.3.5
Guest
Guest
Apr 18 2004
2.6
0.0
Apr 18 2004
0.0
Version: 2.6
This is a very excellent utility for both .par's and .rar files... does a great job with Usenet binaries! Thanks for this valuable addition to the OS X kit... and thanks for your generous shareware terms!
Free
4.7
0.0
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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