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unpkg4.6

21 November 2019

Unpack .pkg files.

Overview

unpkg is a utility that simply unpacks all the files in a Mac OS X package (.pkg file) into a folder. Very handy, and GNU GPL free too!

Features:
  • Universal Binary, 10.4.11 and above
  • super quick, no non-sense unpacking
  • easy drag-'n'-drop interface
  • extracts both standard packages and metapackages (.mpkg files)
  • does not require any passwords (unpack all those archives that want Administrator privileges!)
  • unpacks both old-style (10.4 and before) and new-style (10.5 and later) packages, even on 10.4
  • automatic unpacking of files to a folder named after the package in the same directory if possible, or the Desktop
  • good package detection (unpkg will not try to unpack something that's not a package, and easily handles malformed packages)
  • licensed under the GNU GPL
  • on GitHub. Clone and fork away!

What's new in unpkg

Version 4.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later

  • Rebuild as a 64 bit binary for macOS Catalina compatibility

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How would you rate unpkg app?

14 Reviews of unpkg

5
bbw7
22 February 2013
Version: 4.5

Most helpful

This is a very handy application. Works as advertised in 10.6.8. Just say "No" to blindly installing packages.
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5
bbw7
22 February 2013
Version: 4.5
This is a very handy application. Works as advertised in 10.6.8. Just say "No" to blindly installing packages.
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5
manzanat
30 August 2012
Version: 4.5
Does what it says on the tin perfectly.
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5
GeogProf
22 September 2011
Version: 4.5
Really great app, saves lots of time in the course of an average workweek. It’s even better when you can read the contents of a .pkg using Suspicious Package before unpacking it with unpkg (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26833/suspicious-package). Thanks to the developer for making it free!
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5
Tice
17 January 2009
Version: 4.0
Great app. I nearly allways use it to or before installing pkg's. I don't know about .mpkg, but in earlier versions it worked to rename the file to .pkg and then use unpkg.
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Shotgunweddings
17 January 2009
Version: 4.0
Works fine for .pkg's but it doesn't work with .mpkg Might prove handy down the road anyways. Thanks
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3.25
Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 1.61
Dropped 3 different packages on this. For 2 of them it kicked out empty folders. I doubt a 1.2 MB file contained nothing.
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Brildenlanch
22 June 2005
Version: 1.6
I've never seen this much discussion about an icon before. Interesting as it is, an icon is an icon, it doesn't matter.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 March 2005
Version: 1.5
Works as advertised! But it would be nice if it could extract individual files from the package, too.
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Anonymous
28 November 2004
Version: 1.4
The word 'platypus' itself is not in any way copyrighted or owned by the Olympic Committee, but that particular image of an animated platypus is in-fact a mascot from the Sydney 2000 games. Do a bit of research and you'll see for yourself.
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Anonymous
27 November 2004
Version: 1.3
The Developer might want to change the icon, or he might end up in a law suit. (The animal, being a platypus, was a mascot of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.)
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Tenjinando1
08 November 2004
Version: 1.2
I have downloaded both the previous version and this. In both cases all I get is "drag package to unpkg" but no unpacking whatsoever.
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4.25
White-Fire
07 November 2004
Version: 1.2
Finally. I can unpack .pkg without having to go and get my father to enter his password!
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4.5
Anonymous
04 November 2004
Version: 1.0
great application.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 November 2004
Version: 1.0
Works as described. Very cool.
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