How to open .rar file in Mac OS X

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To open .rar file in Mac OS X, follow the steps below:-


  • Open your browser, and go to UnRaR website and download a copy of UnRarX.
    * UnRarX is a freeware that is written by Eugene Roshal. Thanks Eugene!
  • Once downloaded, unpackage it and drag the UnRarX icon to your Application folder
  • Now you can start UnRarX to open any .rar file in Mac OS X

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7 Responses to “How to open .rar file in Mac OS X”

  1. Michael C says:

    It does not work!!! I downloaded UnRare but when I run the application it gives me a choice: “Extract to:” when I make a choice here, nothing happens. The window is empty.

    I’m attempting to download Internet Explorer onto my iMac. What am I doing wrong?

  2. Walt Sellers says:

    The good old freebie “Stuffit Expander” will do it.

  3. Daniel says:

    Only works on some files but lots it just says error

  4. Kerr says:

    Thanks so much! First useful site to open a .rar file!
    All the other sites were useless. 🙂

  5. Shayari says:

    I was always facing problem to open a .rar file .Now my problem hasbeen solved .Thank’s for this tip

  6. Chris says:

    you can try

    online software, nothing to download…works great for macs and linus

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