Download RAR extractor for Mac OS X

unrarx logoA mac computer comes with program that can extract zip files or create archives, which is by default. But there is nothing given for .rar files and its extraction. You would just see an unknown file error when you try to open a .rar file in your mac.

Here is a .rar extractor for mac –
UnRarX is a Mac OS X Cocoa application that allows you to expand rar archives and restore corrupted or missing archives using par2.
It does nothing else than expanding the rar archives, and is enough for its function as one would expect a small app coming only for the rar extraction.

If the .rar file is password protected –
In order to extract password protected rar files you must follow the following procedure:

  • Click on Toolbar Item labeled “Password”(a sheet should slide down from main application window)
  • Enter your Password
  • Click OK button
  • Drag your file into the UnRarX window to begin extraction.

Check out and download the UnRarX app from here.


  1. Thanks for this i just went ad got me a mac like i mentioned in an earlier comment. Now the fun begins trying to work it all out.

  2. @David Hobson: You will always love the interface of mac and i would be sharing all the best things i find in mac here 🙂
    Good luck using it.

  3. This is perfect timing. Just yesterday a friend was stumped with this issue with some rar files that were e-mailed to her. Thanks.

  4. thanks very much i looking this long time

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