RAR file is a format of compressed multiple documents/files or someone send you a large file in a condensed format. The question arise how do i open rar file on Mac? Without any software you cannot open rar files on mac. However a number of free software’s and tools available to open .rar files on Mac.

Can you open RAR files on Mac?

MacOS does not include any tool or software to decompressing or open a rar file on Mac. The only compressed format Mac support is .zip file.

Which software’s use to unzip RAR on Mac?

There are two specific tool most of the people are using now a days are:

  • Unarchiever: available on iTunes free of charge
  • WinZip: available on their website.

The Unarchiver – Open RAR on Mac:

The Unarchiver is the game changer, available on Apple store free of charge To unzip files on mac. It has the capability to support many older and latest zip formats, overall it has outstanding performance. Available on different languages. It supports number of formats: Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2, ISO, BIN and some windows .exe installers .

open .RAR files on Mac
File for “The Unarchiver” in the Mac App Store.

How the unarchiever unzip files on Mac?

  • This application works the same macOS unzips .ZIP files.
  • Upon double clicking, it unzips the file in the same directory where the file is.
  • The files could be unzipped in another directory. The location can configured manually, or when the “unarchiever” asks for the location of the folder.

Which formats supported by unarchiever?

Furthermore, it not only handle .RAR files on mac but many modern and older files can decompressed. You will be able to choose the different files that you want the application to open by default.

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open .rar files on mac

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, “The Unarchiver” is available for free on the Mac App Store. You can access its download through this link:

The Unarchiver – Mac App Storehttps://itunes.apple.com/es/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353?mt=12


Are RAR files safe for Mac?

Yes, normally rar files are safe for Mac. Downloading a wrong or infected file can harm your MacOS. Feeling bothered to open a rar file on mac first scan the file via antivirus or any Online Malware scanner. Google drive can help you to scan your file as well.

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