A fast and free way to unpack or decompress your Mac files

The Unarchiver for Mac

The Unarchiver for Mac

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The Unarchiver for Mac is a much more capable replacement for "Archive Utility.app", the built-in archive extraction software on 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. I personally find it useful for opening Japanese archives, but it should handle many other languages just as well.

It is very simple to use and install - simply copy it into your Applications folder, or whereever else you might prefer, and then set it as the default program for archive files. This can be done either from the preferences panel in the program itself or in the Finder. Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, RAR, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other old and obscure formats. The Unarchiver for macOS, a quick and free way to unpack your files!

Now all the archive files you have will automatically open with The Unarchiver and you’ll forget the “Unknown format” alerts and extraction errors forever. Having a RAR extractor for Mac saves you tons of time when dealing with archives.

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What's new in this version:

The Unarchiver 4.3.8
- 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

The Unarchiver 4.3.6
- Crash on processing corrupted ISO files
- Known memory leak cases
- Crash on opening .SITX files with symlinks to non-existing files
- Potential vulnerability that caused quarantine attributes to be missing for extracted items

The Unarchiver 4.3.5
- Fresh look of The Unarchiver icon

The Unarchiver 4.3.4
- Minor bugs and known crashes

The Unarchiver 4.3.3
- Fixed: Minor bugs and known crashes

The Unarchiver 4.3.2
- Fixed: Minor bugs and known crashes

The Unarchiver 4.3.1
- Minor bugs and known crashes

The Unarchiver 4.3.0
- WARC 1.1 is now partially supported

The Unarchiver 4.2.4
- The Unarchiver is running like a champ on the new macOS Big Sur

- Malformed RAR archives don't crash The Unarchiver anymore
- Extracting malformed archives won't result in out of memory errors or reading out of memory bounds error
- RARE8E9Filter crash is fixed

The Unarchiver 4.2.2
- RAR 1.5 extraction is working once again
- RAR 5 solid archives extraction is now working as expected

The Unarchiver 4.2.1
- Fixed: The Unarchiver would occasionally crash on older systems

The Unarchiver 4.2.0
- We tweaked extraction settings to feel even more system-like
- Hardened Runtime was enabled
- Sentry error reporting was integrated. It will help us better identify and fix errors

- Parsing comments inside ZIP archives won’t result in them being extracted as zero sized files
- Sometimes, upon trying to open an especially large number of archives at the same time, The Unarchiver would crash. That has been fixed.
- The Unarchiver will now correctly identify a ZIP in a RAR and vice versa
- Parsing Extra Fields in ZIP archives was improved
- Permissions handling for Windows files is now working as expected
- Last but not least, multiple extraction errors in old archive formats are fixed and won’t bug you anymore

The Unarchiver 4.1.0

- The Unarchiver goes dark. We adopted the new Mojave Dark Mode so your archive management could become much more stylish

- 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 fixeda  

The Unarchiver 4.0.0

- New icon is here
- UI was given a makeover: we leveled every string of text and measured every indent
- Localizations were meticulously checked, fixed and then checked again. BTW, did you find an error?
- Speed was improved. You can now get the contents of the archive you’ve just downloaded much much faster

- More RAR4, RAR5 and multipart fixes mean even more weird archives could and will be extracted
- Symbolic links inside of ZIP archives won't be broken upon extraction anymore
- Sometimes, upon trying to open an especially large archive, The Unarchiver would crash. That has been fixed
- Password protected archives used to crash The Unarchiver in some cases. Well, not anymore!
- Extracting multiple files won't bug you with multiple "Extract to.." pop-ups
- Sømé characters in file and folder names caused random crashes

The Unarchiver 3.11.6
- Fixes an issue where the archives in the directories with non-unicode encoding weren't being opened correctly
- MacPaw updated its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to give you more transparency into how we collect, use and disclose information. We encourage you to review them