How to open a .rar archive on Mac?

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RAR is one of the most popular compressed file formats on the web. However, macOS does not have a default extraction utility.

If you want to open a .rar archive on your Mac, it is therefore necessary to download a utility. This tutorial proposes to use “The Unarchiver”: present on the App Store and free, it will allow you to easily extract all your .rar files.

Open a .rar archive on Mac with The Unarchiver

  1. Click on the menu Apple at the top left of the screen, then click App Store.



  2. In the search box, enter The Unarchiver.

  3. Click on theicône in the form of a cloud (or on Obtain) to install the software.

  4. Once installed, open the Launchpad by pressing the key F4, then open the software The Unarchiver.

  5. This window opens. Check that the box RAR. Archive is well checked.

  6. Then go to the location of the RAR file to open and do a double click above.

  7. Choose the repertoire destination of the files to decompress.

  8. Then press the button Extract to start the decompression.

The Unarchiver supports a large number of compressed files. In its menu Options, you can check as many boxes as you want to make it your default decompression software.

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