Are you Struggling to unarchive your RAR files? Confused about How to open RAR files on Mac?Will guide about how to open RAR files on Mac You need to extract the files on your laptop/PC before you even open your RAR or Zip file.
In this post, we will guide you how to open RAR files on mac whether you own a MacBook or a Windows by the end of this post we will also explaining you on how you can Open RAR files on Mac or on any of the other operating systems whether it is a Mac, or Windows or any other Linux operating system which supports RAR files. So, don’t worry just read the whole post and you will understand how to open RAR files in mac or how to extract or open Zip or Rar files on your MacBook or on any other Operating system which gives permission to install extractor and archivers software by which you can open and Extract RAR files on Mac. By Default Archive Utility is the software which can be used to open and extract RAR files on mac just by doubling-clicking the Zip or RAR file that you want to extract or open you can use the Default Archive Utility by Mac OS X.
How to open RAR files on mac
1. Archive Utility (Installed by Default on Mac)
Archive Utility is the default software by Mac OS X that we can use to open or Extract RAR files on Mac. Which can be used to open RAR files on mac whether it is a Zip or Zipx file formats can be that you have just downloaded from the internet can be opened or extracted by simplifying following the steps as shown below
1.1. How to Use Archive Utility (Default Archiver by Mac)
(1)If you have downloaded your file from the web then Go to Finder (As shown in the image below) and then Open Downloads Folder (As you can see in the image there is zip file with name “peace.zip” inside downloads now follow step 2.
(2)Downloaded file from the website which you want to extract (If you have already downloaded the ZIP or RAR file on your mac just like in the image a zip file “peace.zip” is present in the downloads directory which will be extracted in 5 sec using Archive Utility(default Archiver by Mac OS X)
(3)Right-Click on the file RAR or Zip file that you want to extract (as shown in the image below). The zip file with the name “peace.zip” is present in the downloads directory.
2. Unarchiver ( Download from App Store or google )
Unarchiver is a very wonderful software, free and a very reliable software which can be used to open and Extract RAR files on Mac or files which has formats like zipping, RAR, Zipx, Gzip or any other older extensions. Unarchiver can be used to archive these formats and extract them into files and folders so that the data can be viewed easily. Unarchiver for Mac is a perfect choice if you are struggling and wondering how to open RAR files on the mac then Unarchiver can be one of the best options if your default.
Unarchive for Mac is available on the app store of apple or you can just search Unarchiver for Mac on the Macbook App store and download this application as shown in the image below.
How to open RAR files on Mac with Unarchiver for mac?
How to Use the Unarchiver to Extract Rar files on mac?
(1) Download Unarchiver and Install it on your Macbook: Open Google Search or Mac App store and type Unarchiver (As shown in the image below) and it will show you the Unarchiver App on the top right of the Unarchiver Icon there will be GET button click on it and it will Download and Install the Unarchiver App on your Macbook.
(2) Download the Rar or Zip file & Right-Click on it and Open with Unarchiver: Now open Finder and view the Zip or Rar file that you want to extract.
I hope, this article has given you a clear insight on how to open rar files on Mac? In case, if you still face any issues to extract rar files on mac, do let me know in the comment section below. Would be happy to help you out.