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The Unarchiver

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! 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 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.


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Customer Reviews


I rarely use any software that didn’t come with macOS if I don’t have to. But, in this case, an old ZIP file was deemed corrupted by the Archive Utility and would not unzip. I even triend PKZIP for Windows (an old friend that will “Fix” corrupt ZIP files). It was unable to save my files inside this zip file. I got Unarchiver and it did the job. All of the compressed files in my ZIP file were unzipped and are working just fine.

That impressed me right there. PKZIP is a stalwart of the Windows ecosystem. I used it for years in my professional jobs and never did it fail me like it did today. I thought all hope was lost and then I used your application and it did the job. Excellent application. I don’t need or want Stuffit Expander or need to use the Archive Utility now that Unarchiver is on my machine. Two Thumbs Up!

Most simple, but the fastest

Unarchiver is the fastest program in it’s class. I tried out the others and they seem to run into issues with multiple zip files. I manage multiple zip files all the time becasuse on some image sites it is easier to uplad as a zip file than a group of file individually. Other programs create unwanted popups, are slow, and as stated before they cannot extract multiple zip files. Been using this program since I got my first iMac years ago.

Very Good!

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.

The Unarchiver
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • 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
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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