RAR Expander
RAR Expander
0.8.5-b4

4.2

RAR Expander free download for Mac

RAR Expander0.8.5-b4

17 December 2012

Extracts files contained in RAR archives (Beta).

Overview

RAR Expander extracts the files contained in RAR archives. It supports both single and multi-part archives, and has support for password-protected archives as well. It uses the official unRAR library internally so it is fully compatible with archives produced by WinRAR.

RAR Expander also features AppleScript support, and includes a few useful example scripts for expanding multiple archives at once.

What's new in RAR Expander

Version 0.8.5-b4:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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24 Reviews of RAR Expander

5
Sweetblue
01 June 2007
Version: 0.8.5b3

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Worked where Stuffit didn't. Simple as that.
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5
Dlwhite
21 January 2015
Version: 0.8.5-b4
How is it that this free software which hasn't been updated in over two years can easily open files that make Yosemite's Archive Utility AND Stuffit Expander 16 choke and fail? Seriously? I mean, I'm awfully glad it works so well, but really - WTH?
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Monkeyjunkey
22 May 2014
Version: 0.8.5-b4
Download link is dead. Use http://rarexpander.sourceforge.net/Downloads.html instead.
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3.5
easyguy
12 April 2013
Version: 0.8.5-b4
does this program 7 zip also work on mac? http://easyguyevo.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-open-rar-files-on-windows
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3.5
Net88
18 November 2012
Version: 0.8.4
clumsy
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3.5
Tommy-Gun
18 March 2012
Version: 0.8.4
It is not a bad un-rar utility but it couldn't unpack one rar file I have. unRARx had no problems with the same file. It seems when a .rar is corrupted RAR Expander fails and unRARx does the job nice.
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Joeschisa
18 March 2012
Version: 0.8.4
Can't get disk image to open, Finder says "Legacy disk image should be converted", on Lion. Tried 3 downloads.
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Jhall-3rd
14 October 2011
Version: 0.8.5-b3
Cannot get this to work with Lion!
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Jhall-3rd
14 October 2011
Version: 0.8.5-b3
seems to not work with Mac Lion!
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Parvenu51
25 September 2010
Version: 0.8.5b3
Back on Windows, I was a heavy user of Rar compression and a big fan of WinRar. This post shows how to use an Automator workflow with an applescript to tell the command line Rar executable above what to do: so you'll be able to simply right-click on any file or folder & create a RAR file. http://stuffforlife.blogspot.com/2009/03/data-compression-in-mac-os-x-how-to.html
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Mithrawept
26 April 2009
Version: 0.8.5b3
Quick, efficient and fast. A great app. It does one thing but does that one thing well. Ignote stuffit, RAR instead!
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5
Coolmemin
06 June 2008
Version: 0.8.5b3
I second the review. Stuffit failed on some files and this did the job. Goodbye Stuffit Expander and hello RAR Expander :)
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5
Sweetblue
01 June 2007
Version: 0.8.5b3
Worked where Stuffit didn't. Simple as that.
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Wings
05 August 2006
Version: 0.8.5b2
What I want is an RAR expander that can tolerate a missing RAR file and STILL expand what is there, rather than quitting and just giving up. Sometimes I find a movie file or music file that's been RAR'ed but for some reason is missing 1 or more segments (newsgroups are infamous for this), and I'd like to see or hear whatever is available in the RARs. Do it, and I'd pay for it.
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Macinspore
05 August 2006
Version: 0.8.5b2
Stuffit Expander IS *NOT* a reliable RAR expansion tool. It has failed decompress RAR files for me and my clients years. Having dealt with the whole Stuffit line for a decade or so (yeah I'm a old Mac guy) I have found it can produce corrupt archives, leading to costly re-production of projects. Instances of corrupted stuffit archives are common to the Mac community. New Stuffit products often cannot open stuffit archives produced by older versions of Stuffit. I maintain an old OS 7, OS 8 and OS 9 Macs (with comparable OLD versions of stuffit) for the purpose of opening old stuffit archives. Surely a company that has proprietary ownership of the Stuffit format(s) could a least maintain a commercial product that that can can Open ALL the crazy formats they have produced over the years. Finally a warning: ZIP, RAR, GZIP and the many other loss-less compression formats should never be run though stuffit ONLY perhaps if a tested uncorrupted backup exits, the likelihood of corruption of by stuffit, of these open compression formats is extremely high. I look forward to any comments from the current and past developers of stuffit - they have a lot too answer for.
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Macinspore
05 August 2006
Version: 0.8.5b2
There also is "SimplyRAR" a UB app that also does a sweet job of expanding RAR files.
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4.5
Jackmhlin
28 June 2006
Version: 0.8.4
RAR Expander is a nice application. It helpes me deal with the expansion of lots of RAR files. Quite stable and easy to use.
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Zws
28 June 2006
Version: 0.8.4
There is no need for this, the latest (beta) version of stuffit expander (which is free) takes care of rar files well. the password issue is no longer a problem either. it also auto-quits and is tiny.
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Beersanta
14 March 2006
Version: 0.83
Works well for me, wish that it would auto-quit when done.
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4.25
Arnolds
05 December 2005
Version: 0.81
At last there is a free utility to 'unrar' archives on the mac! Works quite OK (OS 10.4.3). Annoying is that for password protected files, the password has to be typed in. Copy and paste are not available.
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qwerasdf
02 October 2005
Version: 0.8
What makes this better than UnRarX?
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4.25
Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 0.7
works great, I want to use this all the time, but can't, as it doesn't support password protected files. For this reason I give it a 2 for features, its a massive part of unstuffing RARs IMHO. but other than that I love it lol is there an update on the horizon?
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 0.7
I have archives that, for whatever reason, GUI Tar expands fully and this only expands partially
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3
Anonymous
16 April 2005
Version: 0.7
Well, you can always use the shell tools - http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11159 and there's UnrarX which works well already, and it handles par files as well :D
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4.75
Anonymous
16 April 2005
Version: 0.7
very nice indeed. But i want to know, is there a util to actually create rar files like there is for zip/sit.. TIA
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