The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver
4.2.4

2.9

The Unarchiver free download for Mac

The Unarchiver4.2.4

18 November 2020

Replacement for the built-in Archive Utility.

Overview

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

Version 4.2.4:

Note: Ready for Big Sur

Fixed:
  • Malformed RAR archives don't crash The Unarchiver anymore.
  • Extracting malformed archives won't result in out of memory errors or reading out of memory bounds error.
  • RARE8E9Filter crash is fixed.

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278 Reviews of The Unarchiver

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1
jrg-2
15 March 2020
Version: 4.2.0

Most helpful

It works very well for downloading files from my Samsung Galaxy 8. Unfortunately I am not able to open the archived file on my MacBook Pro. It does not allow me to open specific files. I worked for hours trying to open the files to no avail.
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4
Aargl
27 May 2020
Version: 4.2.2
While I value the advices of Mcr and Derekcurrie — yes, Keka is great! :-) — I keep The Unarchiver around, probably only for RAR or if someday I have a reluctant archive that I'll have to try opening with different apps... I never had issues with it, and if it ever tries to access the internet, Little Snitch does its job. ;-)
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Derekcurrie
27 May 2020
Version: 4.2.2
Get Keka instead. Keka's a better, more reliable app. Keka's still FREE (but it's shareware) if you download it directly from the developer (IOW not the Mac App Store). - - https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32512/keka - - Unarchiver has turned into clunkware, no longer adequately supported.
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5
distreszed
27 May 2020
Version: 4.2.2
does the job flawless
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ShotBlocker
14 April 2020
Version: 4.2.1
See Mcr's helpful review comment dated 3/5/20 below. "The Unarchiver" was a small, useful utility until taken over by MacPaw, the Ukranian purveyor of "CleanMyMac X," another heavily marketed product of dubious value in the burgeoning macOS "cleaner" space. I've deleted "The Unarchiver" in favor of Keka, as many at MacUpdate have recommended. -SB
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jrg-2
15 March 2020
Version: 4.2.0
It works very well for downloading files from my Samsung Galaxy 8. Unfortunately I am not able to open the archived file on my MacBook Pro. It does not allow me to open specific files. I worked for hours trying to open the files to no avail.
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Mcr
05 March 2020
Version: 4.2.0
I have removed this app from my Mac, despite at one time having used it for years. Here's why: 1) App is now owned by MacPaw; acquired from the original developer. MacPaw is the same company that makes CleanMyMac X and CleanMyPC...products and company that have questionable reputation. 2) SENTRY is integrated into Unarchiver, supposedly according to dev to allow for 'crash reports' to be sent back to fix bugs; but Little Snitch shows this app 'phones home' regularly, even when there has been no errors...why? What info is being sent? See #1 above and add 1 + 1, regards companys' reputation etc. 3) source code is no longer open source; ostensibly to hide what calls home are doing and sending. 4) Keka does everything Unarchiver can do, with no RAR errors, and handles more formats, plus Keka can also ARCHIVE and unarchive, while Unarchiver can only unarchive, so why keep two apps? 5) the company has caught on that some users are uncomfortable with their reputation, so they created a website just for Unarchiver (theunarchiver.com) rather than directing users to macpaw.com, thinking this will help mask the fact that it is MacPaw behind the curtain.
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Just-Annutha-Dewd
24 February 2019
Version: 4.1.0
I've been a long time user and fan of The Unarchiver. It does one job and one job only, and does it well. Well mostly. It has always had issues with multipart RAR archives that are named like this: archive.part01.rar archive.part02.rar ... and so on. In the past, The Unarchiver would just give an error and quit, forcing me to resort to an alternative to open the archive up. It's disappointing enough that the software has never been updated to address this shortcoming, but the recent update (version 4.1.0) has made things worse, Rather than generating the error and quitting, it now not only fails to generate the error but also moves the first part to the trash. That's unacceptable. Until this is fixed, I can only recommend rolling back to an older version.
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PaulWilkinson9977
09 February 2019
Version: 4.1.0
Works well but would love to see this with dark mode also! Looks a bit rubbish when using MacOS in dark mode.
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Sgilbert
10 September 2018
Version: 4.0.0
WTH, MacUpdate! 4.0 has been out since June---This is September.
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nobody2011
15 June 2018
Version: 3.11.6
Version 4.0 is out https://theunarchiver.com/ Date: 13. June 2018
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