RAR Expander for Mac

RAR Expander for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,616,761
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2006
  • Price:
    Free; Donations Appreciated
  • File Size:
    395.55KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,407
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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RAR Expander is a free utility for expanding archive files with the .rar format (typically received from PC users). The Mac OS used to come bundled with software that could expand .rar files, but now you need to install a separate program--such as RAR Expander--if you need to work with them.

RAR Expander doesn't have a particularly pretty interface, but it expands files quickly and reliably. All you have to do is choose Expand from the app's File menu (which is the only command in the app's File menu), browse to find the .rar archive that you want to expand, and hit return. RAR Expander will prompt you for where you want to expand the file, or you can set the preferences to handle this automatically--and the preferences can also determine whether RAR Expander creates a surrounding folder, checks for updates, or beeps on completion. This app also comes with rudimentary AppleScript support, along with two sample scripts.

There are other free .rar utilities that have slightly more functionality (such as the ability to restore corrupted archives), but RAR Expander can handle most simple expanding tasks.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Quite good soft"

February 10, 2012  |  By spencerr573

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

quickly
reliably
free
simple

Cons

boring interface

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1 stars

"Not needed. OS X does this by default."

November 17, 2011  |  By vertrack666

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

None, none, none,

Cons

Not needed. OS X does this by default.

Summary

Useless.

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3 stars

"can't extract this file"

October 18, 2011  |  By visualbuffs

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

how to use this?? i really need it

Cons

i don't test it yet. im new to mac

Summary

i really need it

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5 stars

"good thanks for free"

August 24, 2011  |  By jrmona

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

Pros: Efficient, free, fast for user

Cons

None to speak of.

Summary

will recommend to another

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4 stars

"Good for casual use"

May 27, 2011  |  By coreygreen

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

Works as advertised for most rar files

Cons

Has issues with certain encrypted rars, as well as really large archives

Summary

If you just want to extract a couple of regular rar archives, this will get the job done.

However, it has issues with some encrypted archives, and often crashes with really large archives ( 10+ gb ). For those fringe cases, I usually end up using Entropy Archiver.

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5 stars

"Simple and easy. Oh, and it worked."

March 26, 2011  |  By udin13

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

Efficient, free, fast.

Cons

None to speak of.

Summary

Would recommend trying if nothing else.

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4 stars

"Impossible to do without"

March 08, 2011  |  By Bercelak

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

Almost always does the job

Cons

No real disadvantages

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

February 12, 2011  |  By jschmigel

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

Nothing to say

Cons

Didn't work on my MBP

Summary

Didn't work

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5 stars

"Expands RAR files as advertised"

January 16, 2011  |  By ronkutulas

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

It's Free!

Cons

None so far.

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4 stars

"Great program"

November 22, 2010  |  By Adrianbar

 |  Version: RAR Expander 0.8.4

Pros

does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

haven't found one yet

Summary

simple program, easy to use, does what it should, no more, no less.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.4
  • Fix for crashes on Intel macs
General
Publisher Kris Gybels
Publisher web site
Release Date June 27, 2006
Date Added June 27, 2006
Version 0.8.4
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 395.55KB
File Name rar_expander_v085_beta4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,616,761
Downloads Last Week 2,407
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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