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The Unarchiver

Replacement for the built-in Archive Utility.

4.4
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The Unarchiver overview

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

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 version 4.3.8

Updated on May 17 2024

  • The "Stand with Ukraine" message has been replaced with the Survey invitation.
  • Product Usage Analytics has been added to help us understand how you use our app.
  • Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use have been updated to reflect these changes.
  • We've made minor updates to the Settings for a better user experience.
  • The minimum macOS version requirement is now 10.13.
  • Russian localization has been removed.
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Information

License

Free

Size

22.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://theunarchiver.com

Downloads

927951

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Performance
Stability

What needs improvements

Social media integration

The Unarchiver qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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martina-8
martina-8
Apr 5 2022
4.3.4
5.0
Apr 5 2022
5.0
Version: 4.3.4
I had a rar file that five other extractors showed as "corrupt" or quit without error. THIS one, The Unarchiver, did the job without complaining.
choicebrume419
choicebrume419
Jul 29 2021
4.3.0
0.0
Jul 29 2021
0.0
Version: 4.3.0
i just downloaded this app but its asking for a password. can i have it please?
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
4.2.4
2.0
Dec 7 2020
2.0
Version: 4.2.4
Used to love this. Newer versions want to connect to the internet. Maybe it's nothing nefarious but I have no way to check. For those that care about such things: this once neat little tool now lives in Ukraine.
Aargl
Aargl
May 27 2020
4.2.2
4.0
May 27 2020
4.0
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. ;-)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 27 2020
4.2.2
2.0
May 27 2020
2.0
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.
distreszed
distreszed
May 27 2020
4.2.2
5.0
May 27 2020
5.0
Version: 4.2.2
does the job flawless
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Apr 14 2020
4.2.1
1.0
Apr 14 2020
1.0
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
jrg-2
jrg-2
Mar 15 2020
4.2.0
1.0
Mar 15 2020
1.0
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.
Mcr
Mcr
Mar 5 2020
4.2.0
1.0
Mar 5 2020
1.0
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.
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Feb 24 2019
4.1.0
2.0
Feb 24 2019
2.0
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.
PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
Feb 9 2019
4.1.0
5.0
Feb 9 2019
5.0
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.
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
Sep 10 2018
4.0.0
5.0
Sep 10 2018
5.0
Version: 4.0.0
WTH, MacUpdate! 4.0 has been out since June---This is September.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Jun 15 2018
3.11.6
5.0
Jun 15 2018
5.0
Version: 3.11.6
Version 4.0 is out https://theunarchiver.com/ Date: 13. June 2018
jcraig
jcraig
May 30 2018
3.11.6
5.0
May 30 2018
5.0
Version: 3.11.6
Always one of the first apps I install on a new machine. Rock solid.
Leesa
Leesa
Mar 7 2018
3.11.4
5.0
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Version: 3.11.4
Very Nice little app that does exactly what it does great.
Mahdizadeh
Mahdizadeh
Oct 16 2017
3.11.2
5.0
Oct 16 2017
5.0
Version: 3.11.2
how to open/extract rar5 ?
PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
Sep 2 2017
3.11.2
5.0
Sep 2 2017
5.0
Version: 3.11.2
Brilliant reliable app and used for years. Don't know about others but I seem to be having problems with this new update. Having a few .rar files which aren't able to be extracted, but can be extracted using other apps like Dr. Unarchiver.......
Quiiick
Quiiick
Sep 1 2017
3.11.2
5.0
Sep 1 2017
5.0
Version: 3.11.2
Happy to see this useful app being updated after 2 years! :)
Abramurkwian
Abramurkwian
Jun 22 2017
3.11.1
5.0
Jun 22 2017
5.0
Version: 3.11.1
Really useful app! It does its job very well. A word to developer: please do add a "Compression" tab in preferences. It is not always desirable to make the archive in the same folder as source.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
May 31 2017
3.11.1
5.0
May 31 2017
5.0
Version: 3.11.1
Great app. Best unarchiver. In many years it had a problem only with one archive. Only Keka comes close.
stew-1
stew-1
May 20 2024
4.3.8
1.0
May 20 2024
1.0
Version: 4.3.8
DFlow
DFlow
May 20 2024
4.3.8
1.0
May 20 2024
1.0
Version: 4.3.8
Satcomer
Satcomer
Oct 24 2023
4.3.6
4.0
Oct 24 2023
4.0
Version: 4.3.6
Rytsab
Rytsab
May 22 2023
4.3.5
5.0
May 22 2023
5.0
Version: 4.3.5
stephenmetcalfe
stephenmetcalfe
Mar 22 2023
4.3.5
5.0
Mar 22 2023
5.0
Version: 4.3.5
martina-8
martina-8
Apr 5 2022
4.3.4
5.0
Apr 5 2022
5.0
Version: 4.3.4
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Feb 25 2022
4.3.0
5.0
Feb 25 2022
5.0
Version: 4.3.0
trinineverette
trinineverette
May 25 2021
4.3.0
4.0
May 25 2021
4.0
Version: 4.3.0
lucycranetranslate
lucycranetranslate
May 18 2021
4.3.0
3.0
May 18 2021
3.0
Version: 4.3.0
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
2.0
Dec 7 2020
2.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
May 27 2020
4.0
May 27 2020
4.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 27 2020
2.0
May 27 2020
2.0
Version: null
distreszed
distreszed
May 27 2020
5.0
May 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Apr 14 2020
1.0
Apr 14 2020
1.0
Version: null
jrg-2
jrg-2
Mar 15 2020
1.0
Mar 15 2020
1.0
Version: null
Mcr
Mcr
Mar 5 2020
1.0
Mar 5 2020
1.0
Version: null
SteveGosselin
SteveGosselin
Mar 21 2019
5.0
Mar 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Feb 24 2019
2.0
Feb 24 2019
2.0
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Dec 1 2018
5.0
Dec 1 2018
5.0
Version: null
jcraig
jcraig
May 30 2018
5.0
May 30 2018
5.0
Version: null
Leesa
Leesa
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Version: null
kosovan-s
kosovan-s
Nov 13 2017
5.0
Nov 13 2017
5.0
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Oct 16 2017
5.0
Oct 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
Sep 3 2017
5.0
Sep 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
junichii
junichii
Jul 23 2017
4.0
Jul 23 2017
4.0
Version: null
Abramurkwian
Abramurkwian
Jun 22 2017
5.0
Jun 22 2017
5.0
Version: null
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
May 31 2017
5.0
May 31 2017
5.0
Version: null
trottta
trottta
Nov 9 2016
4.0
Nov 9 2016
4.0
Version: null
Stavast
Stavast
Oct 11 2016
5.0
Oct 11 2016
5.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Jul 8 2016
5.0
Jul 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Jun 16 2016
4.5
Jun 16 2016
4.5
Version: null
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
May 25 2016
3.0
May 25 2016
3.0
Version: null
Mahdizadeh
Mahdizadeh
May 19 2016
5.0
May 19 2016
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Mar 17 2016
5.0
Mar 17 2016
5.0
Version: null
LionessSue
LionessSue
Nov 23 2015
4.0
Nov 23 2015
4.0
Version: null
uce-hole
uce-hole
Nov 22 2015
5.0
Nov 22 2015
5.0
Version: null
stephan-spencer
stephan-spencer
Nov 12 2015
4.0
Nov 12 2015
4.0
Version: null
nate-soles
nate-soles
Oct 2 2015
4.0
Oct 2 2015
4.0
Version: null
Anon42
Anon42
Sep 24 2015
2.0
Sep 24 2015
2.0
Version: null
Abuosman
Abuosman
Sep 23 2015
3.0
Sep 23 2015
3.0
Version: null
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