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.
Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for "Archives" on the App Store, or go to https://theunarchiver.com/archives. It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!
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. Thanks, tsudoko
• Some specific 7-Zip archives are now handled correctly. Thanks @pavel_urusov
• RAR self-extracting archives are now handled correctly
• Large zip files extraction problem fixed
• Italian localization fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Does everything it says, opens compressed files quite quickly and efficiently.
Nice to see it is still receiving regular updates, the dark mode addition is very welcome.
A few bugs here and there but on the whole a great app and it's FREE! Can't really complain.
Using on 2018 Custom spec MacBook Pro 15"
Should have listened to the other reviewers. Now all my .exe files stored on my Mac have the same stupid icon. App deleted in less than a minute of install. Now to spend considerable time restoring my files to a useful state. Really poor programming, free or not. A cheap trick to try and brand your computer.
Do not install this software unless you want all your file icons to look the same. Steer well clear.
I always forget I'm using this...
until I set up a new mac and notice it's missing. Then it gets installed.
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- 13.3 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.