unRarX
unRarX 2.2
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unRarX ... If the command line is not your thing - here's a GUI front-end for unrar. Drag-and-Drop extraction. Built-in par2 recovery. Written by Peter Noriega. See the About UnRarX menu for more info. Based on unrar 3.60
What's New
Version 2.2:
  • Universal Binary version of UnRarX is now available.
  • Version 2.2 includes current universal binary versions of unrar and par2 command line applications.
  • UnRarX now includes automatic update functionality thanks to Sparkle Framework by Andy Matuschak.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later







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unRarX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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FranDominguez3180 reviewed on 13 May 2013
Application very easy to use and clean in its execution even on old machines. G3 for example, thanks.
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siamlotus reviewed on 20 Apr 2013
Brilliant little app that has never had the slightest problem with any Rar files that I have thrown at it.
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Luciano1 reviewed on 20 Mar 2013
download link is dead....
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Alisayang7839 replied on 20 Mar 2013
yes,can not work any more.
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siamlotus replied on 20 Apr 2013
Half a star because the download link was not working !!! BRAVO !!!
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Soundsgoodtome replied on 07 Mar 2014
Just so I'm clear, you gave the *app* half a star — not because you tried the app and didn't like it, but because the *link* to download the app didn't work.

And you believe that was smart?

Ever heard of google? —> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unrarx
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Wikno reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
Still works great under 10.8.2.

Tested on PW protected multipart (30+ pieces) archive.
Tested working (non-corrupted) file output.

I have tried GUItar, and a couple others. This is great, and… very non-bloated!
[Version 2.2]


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Misjase reviewed on 26 Nov 2012
As said, this trusty unrar utility still succeeds in cases where similar utilities for whatever reason fail. Thanks to the developer!
[Version 2.2]


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SweetDoug (Who Took My Screen Name?!) reviewed on 24 Feb 2012
Just download it and add it to your bag of tricks.

I'm an old hand at macs and I've known for years, that there's a lot of magic in this stuff.

Don't let'em fool ya!

You would think Stuffit would work to unrar, expand, un-Stuff everything?

Nope.

Or Rar Expander?

Or The Unarchiver?

Yup.

They all work.

None of them work.

Get them all.

For some reason, some files will only open with one of these prog's.

I dunno. I've given up.

Old enough hand, like I said, to know it's magic.

UnrarX opened a rar file that none of above would open.

Kudos to it.

Get it.

SweetDoug
[Version 2.2]

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Caspur replied on 03 Oct 2012
It's funny how TRUE this comment is. I have added ALL type of un-archiving apps possible, just so I have multiple options when trying to expand a STUBBORN archive.

You couldn't of said it better. For some reason, certain files will not open with certain apps. Just the way it is.
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Mec_os commented on 22 Dec 2011
i've used unrar for a long time and i like it, but i noticed it's been getting slower and slower every day to the point that it takes me longer to unrar a file then it did to download it.

it also slows down my whole system.

it used to unrar my usual files in seconds and now it takes 1-5 minutes.
[Version 2.2]


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GeoProf commented on 10 Nov 2011
Amazingly, if you search MacUpdate.com for "Rar," UnrarX does NOT come up!
[Version 2.2]


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Jason_Milles_76 reviewed on 25 Oct 2011
Thanks to Goofball this is still the best unrar tool.
[Version 2.2]


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Goofball commented on 22 Jan 2011
Since unRarX hasn't been updated in quite a while it still includes some fairly outdated versions of unrar and par2. Here's how you can manually update the binaries yourself:

RAR
Download the newest version of RAR (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11159/rar), extract it, and look for a binary file simply called "unrar". Now locate UnRarX.app in the finder, right-click it, and choose "Show Package Contents" from the contextual menu. From here navigate to the folder /Contents/Resources/, and copy your new version of unrar here, thereby replacing the old one.

Par2
To get a more recent version of par2 you may need to download an application which already contains a compiled binary. I recommend going with MacPAR deLuxe (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11858/macpar-deluxe). Download it, mount the DMG, and open the package contents as described above. Again, navigate to /Contents/Resources/ where you will find a binary file called par2SL. Copy it to the same directory in your UnRarX bundle, delete the old par2 binary and rename the new one to par2

If necessary, relaunch UnRarX. That it, you're set.
[Version 2.2]

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Cowicide replied on 28 Jan 2011
wow, dude, thanks for the tip and instructions!
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Monzterdk replied on 05 Feb 2011
Very cool Tip
Never thought of it myself
but works like a charm !!

Thank's again ;o)
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SamTing replied on 01 Mar 2011
Works like a charm! Thanks for making the otherwise impossible, possible AND for the simply, easy-to-follow instructions. I had downloaded files using Vuze and found the previously dreaded RAR, with which I had previously been unsuccessful. Not being very smart, after installing as per your instructions, I also figured out that there was only one obvious .rar file, but I also needed to grab and drag & drop on the UnRarX window the other files that were listed as .rXX, such as .r00, .r01, etc. This is now FUN as well as easy! Again, THANK YOU!
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Just-Annutha-Dewd replied on 09 Sep 2011
Awesome tips! Here's one other I'll throw out. The icon is rather… bland. Here's a much nicer one someone made that looks a lot nicer:
http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=489823
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Formica had trouble on 05 Sep 2009
I love this old app, but it has a major problem, and I don't know if it's just because I'm running it on a modern Intel system using OS 10.5.8 when it was probably designed on a Lisa-II (it's nearly that old).

The problem is that unchecking the preference to "Overwrite existing files" does not stick (meaning it's not persistent after the app has been shut down), so it always starts up with that pref checked, and that means that I can't just double-click on a .rar file to start the extraction if I don't want to overwrite the original archives (which I never do). So, I always have to open up unRarX 2.2 first and uncheck that pref before selecting the file(s) to extract, adding a step that most such apps long ago made erroneous when they added double-click-the-archive-to-start functionality.

It's not that big a deal, but it is just the kind of annoyance that will make me turn my head when some other cheap, nubile young unarchiver comes on the market.
[Version 2.2]


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AppleCrypt Mods had trouble on 10 Jan 2009
sry but I find this app often unreliable at times with large rar/split archives. It reports CRC errors, but I use the freeware tool Stuffit Expander and this works perfectly. Then again, UnRARx hasn't been updated in a long while... ?
[Version 2.2]


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Chris Fam had trouble on 19 Nov 2007
Is this a bug? i set extraction destination to Desktop, but the extraction always change back to File Directory when starting to extract...
[Version 2.2]

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mrhooks commented on 29 Nov 2007
After selecting your destination folder, click Extract instead of double-clicking the archive. But yeah, I agree, it shouldn't have to be that way.

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Momijigari rated on 08 Sep 2013

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Peter_Van_Den_Einde rated on 18 Dec 2012

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mlarroyd rated on 11 May 2012

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Quiiick rated on 02 Dec 2011

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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

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Nine9nin rated on 30 Jul 2011

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Pinbacker rated on 07 Apr 2011

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Tamriel rated on 12 Feb 2011

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Monzterdk rated on 05 Feb 2011

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Scuseme rated on 02 Dec 2010

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Version Downloads:283,544
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:10 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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