My word, that really is a gorgeous bit of software. No interface but the preferences window. Does its job automatically when you want it to, stays out of the way the rest of the time. Waite Oct 7 '09 at It really is incredibly easy to use.
And you can use it from the command line -- just say 'open foo. Note, that the Mac App Store version is much more annoying that the one from the website. It asks you for your permission every time when you extract an archive! Use the one from the official website. Great suggestion! The Unarchiver is good.
Nakilon 2 2 gold badges 9 9 silver badges 19 19 bronze badges. CLI is good for programmer.
Telemachus Telemachus 5, 22 22 silver badges 30 30 bronze badges. Nothing built-in if I'm not mistaken no access to a Mac now.
Snark Snark Josh K Josh K It just said "contents could not be extracted with this program. The Unarchiver is set as my default, so much better then the built in BOM.
Dan Rosenstark Dan Rosenstark 3, 11 11 gold badges 49 49 silver badges 87 87 bronze badges. Pathfinder is overkill if you are just extracting RAR files. Booting it up takes a while too. It's great for integration at the expense of Finder. Josh K, this was true in , but now SSDs and bootup are much faster, at least.
Pathfinder is still—in my opinion—overkill on a system. That's true Josh K, it's a hassle to start up, but I don't think the memory or processing footprint is significant. But this is an empirical question: what do you want to compare it to?
Nothing really to compare it to. They took Finder and added a bunch more stuff to click on. Benjamin Schollnick Benjamin Schollnick 4, 13 13 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges.
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Numbers were used in the file extensions of the smaller files to keep them in the proper sequence. The first file used the extension. Comparing to ZIP file format, RAR provides a number of advanced features: more convenient multipart multivolume archives, tight compression including special solid, multimedia and text modes, strong AES encryption, recovery records helping to repair an archive even in case of physical data damage, Unicode support to process non-English file names and a lot more.
However, the WinRAR is not free. Fortunately, there are many free alternatives.
I recommend Easy 7-Zip. The Easy 7-Zip is an easy-to-use version of 7-Zip.
The open source freeware keeps all features of 7-Zip and adds a few useful features that makes the software more user-friendly. B1 Free Archiver is a free software for creating archive folder and extracting archive file.