The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver
4.1.0

4.0

The Unarchiver free download for Mac

The Unarchiver

4.1.0
09 February 2019

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 4.1.0:
Fixed:
  • Extraction speed for most archives is now much better
  • The Unarchiver is not going to confuse separate archives with similar names and multipart archives anymore
  • Direct warc.gz extraction is now supported along with a fix for some specific warc archives.
  • Some specific 7-Zip archives are now handled correctly.
  • RAR self-extracting archives are now handled correctly.
  • Large zip files extraction problem fixed
  • Italian localization fixed

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272 The Unarchiver Reviews

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Dspencer3491
18 April 2010

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Does what it is suppose to do and is very efficient and a small file. Stuffit is Microsoft quality compared to this
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Version 2.3
Just-Annutha-Dewd
24 February 2019
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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Version 4.1.0
2 answer(s)
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
11 June 2019
I just want to add an update to my review above. I've switched to using Keka. It can do extraction in the exact seamless manner like Unarchiver, plus it handles the kind of multi-part RAR archives properly that Unarchiver chokes on.
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shanemcwilliam30
shanemcwilliam30
26 November 2019
Awsome app protection
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Version 4.1.0
PaulWilkinson9977
09 February 2019
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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Version 4.1.0
1 answer(s)
Pjaym59
Pjaym59
09 February 2019
It's not mentioned in the above notes for 4.1.0, but this update does include dark mode.
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Sgilbert
10 September 2018
WTH, MacUpdate! 4.0 has been out since June---This is September.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.0
nobody2011
15 June 2018
Version 4.0 is out https://theunarchiver.com/ Date: 13. June 2018
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Version 3.11.6
Jcraig
30 May 2018
Always one of the first apps I install on a new machine. Rock solid.
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Version 3.11.6
Leesa
07 March 2018
Very Nice little app that does exactly what it does great.
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Version 3.11.4
Mahdizadeh
16 October 2017
how to open/extract rar5 ?
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Version 3.11.2
PaulWilkinson9977
02 September 2017
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.......
Like (2)
Version 3.11.2
4 answer(s)
PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
03 September 2017
I have re-installed it. Works like a dream!
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PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
14 September 2017
Actually it's acting up funny again. Some .rar files are not opening due to errors yet opening OK with Dr. Unarchiver.....
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stew-1
stew-1
15 September 2017
The original developer sold the program to a different company:
http://blog.macpaw.com/post/163484103673/macpaw-bought-unarchiver
The faulty versions are all coming from the new company.
Note also that the program used to be open source, but the new company has taken down the source code. Since there's nothing really proprietary about this simple program, you have to wonder why they want to hide the source code now.
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PaulWilkinson9977
PaulWilkinson9977
15 September 2017
They've ruined this software. Getting worse. 8 out of every 10 rar files I try to unarchive fails. They better fix it.
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Quiiick
01 September 2017
Happy to see this useful app being updated after 2 years! :)
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Version 3.11.2
Abramurkwian
22 June 2017
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.
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Version 3.11.1