By Dag Agren
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The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.
The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.
The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.
However, if you want to browse the contents of archives, or if you want to support development of The Unarchiver, look for "The Archive Browser" on the Mac App Store, or go to http://archivebrowser.c3.cx/! It lets you browse and preview archive contents, and find out information about archives!
Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for "Archives" on the App Store, or go to http://archives.c3.cx/. It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!
What's New in Version 3.11.1
* 3.11.1: Fixed spurious error message when extracting multi-part RAR files.
* Support for RAR version 5 archives.
* Only unpack an archive once when accidentally opening multiple parts of the same archive.
* Handle opening archives with huge number of parts better.
* Fix crash when opening certain tiny archives.
* Bug fixes for zip64, NSIS, and Squeeze.
I have been using this tool for several years. It does what we need without any frills. As a developer, we often need to extract jars, and this was by far the simplest and easiest to use. I regularly use this for jars, tars, zips and so far no problems.
A great tool for free, I would recommend it to anyone.
Used to work great now works once every 50 times
For some reason the program mysteriously started asking to be default application for unarchiving. It already was, I tried making it again and nothing changed. Support website is a mess, not very good UX. Support page for like 5 different applications.
Every once and a while it will work perfectly as expected but its very rare these days. Would appreciate a fix.
Supports different encoding
What I always like about this unarchiver app is that it supports a lot of encodings and it will let me decide which one is the best, so I always get my file names correct. No weird symbols. Very satisfied.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 19, 2016
- Version: 3.11.1
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Seller: Dag Agren
- © 2011-2015 Dag Ågren
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.0 or later, 64-bit processor