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 1.9.1
* Fixed password and error screens on Mavericks. Sorry that this took so long to get here. It was uploaded within days of the release of Mavericks, but Apple took this long to approve a bugfix.
Opened a corrupted zip!!
I had a corrupted zip that wouldn’t open with any program but this one! I never write reviews, but I am so happy right now I need to tell everyone! These broken zip I had was missing some end marker and I knew everything was there, but nor Stuffit, or the normal unarchiver worked. I tried on a PC, and didn’t work either. Tried using the Fix comand in Terminal, -F and -FF… nothing worked! But terminal was showing there were files inside the zip…. I was desperate! I was ready to tell my client I lost all the data when I decided to give a last chance and downloaded the Archive Browser… worked like a charm! I was able to unzip EVERY SINGLE file!!!
This app just saved me hours of rework!
Thanks thanks thanks!
For when you just want that one file
Sometimes you don’t want to open up a whole zip archive just to get one file. Maybe you’re being contiensious about minimising writes to your new SSD (you only get so many). Maybe you know that unpacking a huge number of files will just start to ripple through your Dropbox, pushing you over your limit. Maybe it’s just the principle of the thing. Either way, this is a great little utility for getting in and getting out with with minimal fuss.
Crashs everytime I open a file
I’ve tried opening several archives (zip, rar) and everytime I do the application closes without ever allowing me to see or expand the archive. I’m running the application on the latest version of Yosemite so everything is up to date.
Happy to change the rating when it works