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Tutorial - How to Extract RAR Files on Mac?

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Introduction

RAR files are usually used to send large files to others as an email attachment or compress a bunch of different files into one archive to takes up less space on your hard drive. Thus, there must be times you need unzip those archives. With Free UnRar for Mac, you can unzip archives in any types like Zip, RAR, 7z, Zipx, etc. to get what you want out of them with just a double clicks of button!


Step 1. Choose Archive Types to Associate with Free UnRar for Mac

After launching Free UnRar for Mac, you will find a long list of archive types like Zip, RAR, 7z, Zipx, etc. showed in "Archive Formats" tab. Some of them are checked by default and you can check any other ones to make them associated with this free file unarchiver. For those users who deal with Zip, RAR or 7z files usually, they can skip step 1 to extract those files directly.

Choose Archive Types to Associate with Free UnRar for Mac

Step 2. Start Extraction

The archive will be extracted to desktop by default and you can change the destination in "Extracting" tab. Now, double click the archive file you want to unzip and it will be extracted to your desktop in no time.

Start Extraction

Advanced Extraction Settings

In "Extracting" tab, you can specify the destination for the extracted archives from the menu of "Extract archives to" and you can also choose to create a new folder for the extracted files: Never, Always, Only if there is more than one top-level item; set the modification date of the created folder; open the extracted folder or move the archive to trash after the extraction.

In "Advanced" tab, it allows you to handle filenames in foreign character sets and set the confidence level.

Advanced Extraction Settings

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