Are you using an Apple Macbook? If yes are you searching for a simple way to extract RAR files on Mac OS? If yes is your answer again, you are on the right page. Here I have provided a tutorial for extracting .rar files in Mac using the Unarchiver.
By default, Mac OS has the archive extraction program “Archive Utility” but it supports a limited number of extensions, and “.rar” file extension is not of them. So, if you would like to unrar files with “.rar” extension, you will need to follow the tutorial given here. But before jumping into the tutorial, find out an introduction about the Unarchiver below.
What Is The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver is an archive extraction program for Mac OS X. Unlike “Archive Utility” app in Mac, it supports plenty of file extensions including RAR, Zip, Tar-BZip2, Tar-GZip, 7-zip, StuffIt, LhA, and other old formats. Even if you have an archive in international characters (languages), you can extract it using this app.
Steps To Extract RAR Files On Mac
1) To get started, enter unarchiver.c3.cx in your browser URL path to visit “The Unarchiver” website.
2) Now “The Unarchiver Family” website will load. On the homepage, click on the “The Unarchiver: The hugely popular unarchiving app for Mac OS X” button.
3) You will be taken to the Unarchiver download page. Click on “Download The Unarchiver” to download “TheUnarchiver3.11.1.zip” file to your Mac.
4) Double-click on the ZIP file to extract “The Unarchiver” application.
5) Now copy and paste the app to the “Applications” folder on your Mac computer.
6) To finish the installation process, launch the app and choose your preferences.
That’s it. Now you have successfully installed “The Unarchiver” app on your Mac OS. From now on, you can extract RAR files on Mac by following this path: Open With -> The Unarchiver.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know via comments.