UnRarX is a free WinRAR-style tool for Mac which allows you to unzip RAR files. It's easy to use via drag and drop and is powerful enough to deal with almost any archive.
Simple to upload and unzip files
UnRarX is very easy to use. Simply drag and drop RAR files onto the UnRarX interface and your files will be automatically unzipped. The extracting process appears in the main section of the UnRarX interface to indicate the progress of the extraction. The main controls for UnRarX are in the top-right of the main interface. These functions allow you to browse for a file, extract files and test files to see whether they are corrupt. If your file is password protected, just press the 'password' button and enter it to open and extract the archive.
You may encounter a few problems depending on your file type. If you receive a CRC error, it's likely that one of your RAR archives is corrupted. Also, if you experience a "UnRarX cannot extract archive" error message, try re-directing the output volume to your desktop instead of File Directory. These little glitches can make UnRarX a bit tricky for beginners but most people should experience few problems.
No developer support
Overall, UnRarX is easy to use. Unfortunately however if you do encounter problems there seems to be very little developer support for UnRarX although there is a support page with links to a forum and bug report page, where you may be able to find help with problems you're having. Note as well that UnRarX only unarchives RAR files - it won't create them for you.
A powerful archiving tool for Mac
UnRarX is one of the closest things to WinRAR on Mac for unzipping RAR archives.
- 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