The Archive Browser
By Dag Agren
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The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them. It will let you open files from inside archives, and lets you preview them using Quick Look.
It is based on The Unarchiver, which means it can handle a large number of different archive formats: It can handle common formats like Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2, as well as older formats like StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It can also handle other kinds of formats, like CD and DVD images such as ISO, BIN, MDF, NRG and CDI, many Windows self-extracting EXE files, and can even extract media from Flash SWF files. It will also handle different filename encodings gracefully.
For the curious, it will also show you a lot of information about the archives and their contents.
What's New in Version 1.11.1
* 1.11.1: Fixed spurious error message when extracting multi-part RAR files.
* Support for RAR version 5 archives.
* Add date column to file list.
* Handle opening archives with huge number of parts better.
* Bug fixes for zip64, NSIS, and Squeeze.
Now my go-to archive utility
There are just some times when I get an archive, and I just want to look inside. I really don’t want to expand the archive just for a quick look. For instance those times when I get around to trying to figure out where to file an old archive or what tags to attribute to it.
I am also pleasantly surprised that I can dig into Microsoft Office documents that have embedded documents, and extract the documents — doesn’t keep all of the file attributes, but gives me a chance to look and see the embedded document.
It’s turned into one of my go-to utility in my toolkit.
Crashes and Will Not Force Quit in Sierra
I liked this software before but ever since OS X Sierra this needs an update. I’ve had several instances now where the software stops responding and will not quit even when using force quit in the dock, menu bar, and command line— preventing the user from logging out or restarting the computer. The only solution I found was to uninstall the software while it is locked up and then run a command that forces all applications to close and logs the user out.
Without an update I’d avoid this if you are using Sierra. This has been tested and is reproducible on two different macs, a 2009 iMac and a 2014 macbook Pro, so it seems to be a software issue that arose since Sierra.
Works great !
This is exactly what I needed, thank you !
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 19, 2016
- Version: 1.11.1
- Size: 4.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Dag Agren
- © 2011 Dag Ågren
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor