How to Extract and Open RAR file on Mac – macOS Sonoma, Ventura, & Earlier

RAR file, techie people to be already familiar with the RAR file and unknown users sometimes heard anywhere. At the same time, many Windows users are new to using Apple’s OS X platform. Since they do not know to operate Mac System and run Applications in an actual Way. Here I’m talking about RAR files, a file format developed by Software Engineer Eugene Roshal. So for those folks here, I described how to unzip files on Mac. RAR file is a single file that does work to compress multiple files into a single one. it makes document sharing fast and precise.

Generally, most users expect two ways to do file compression first is. RAR extension and second are. Zip extension files. Both ways are awesome to make large data compress without loss. Zip File we can Extract without any Third-Party Software, Because of (.Zip) supports MacOS itself But not the RAR file.

Complete steps on How to unzip files on Mac

You’re looking for a way to Open the RAR extension file on Mac. So you have to extract it or either open it on the internet. But the secure way to extract the RAR file is an offline mode using the Application. There is no built-in utility tool to open up or Extract for that. RAR archive file on Mac. So, you need to download and install it first on your Mac.

Some programs on the Mac App Store can help you to handle or Extract and Open RAR files on Mac. I will explain how to handle RAR files on Mac using The unarchiver utility app.

The unarchiver is a tinny program. It does work to handle common formats like zipping, RAR (including version 5) 7-Zip and Bzip2, and Tar.

Step 1. Download and install The Unarchiver app from the Mac App Store.

Open the Unarchiver on Mac and MacBook
Open the Unarchiver on Mac and MacBook

See the Supported File system by this app that helps in extract files on Mac. Open The Unarchiver app from mac Spotlight and Make Changes.

Supported File system by Unarchiver Mac App
Supported File system by Unarchiver Mac App

Step 2. After successfully installed the Unarchiver app, you become eligible to open the RAR file on Mac easily.

Step 3. To Extract RAR document – Right-click on the RAR file on your Mac and then Choose Open With and Select The unarchiver.

Extract and Open RAR file on Mac
Extract and Open RAR file on Mac

 Step 4. The Unarchiver will extract the compressed folder into the same folder.

Extracted Folder on Mac
Extracted Folder on Mac

You’re done.

Another Supported File Format is,

  • Zip Archive
  • RAR Archive
  • 7-Zip Archive
  • LhA Archive
  • Zipx Archive
  • Stuffit Archive
  • BinHex File
  • MacBinary File
  • AppleSingle File
  • Gzip File
  • Gzip Tar Archive
  • Bzip2 File

Note: mac Doesn’t Support RAR file Compression and Extractions without Third-Party Software. But Mac users can Extract the .zip file and make a .zip folder by compressing it. This kind of file helps to share a large folder or easily Make Multiple folders into one file on Mail and Online Cloud Drive.

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