How to Extract and Open RAR file in Mac – macOS Big Sur/Catalina, High Sierra, EI Capitan

Last Updated on Dec 21, 2020

RAR file, techie people to be already familiar with the RAR file and unknown users sometimes heard anywhere. While many Windows users who are new to using Apple’s OS X platform. Since they do not know to operate Mac System and run Application in an actual Way. Here I’m talking about RAR files, it’s a kind of file format developed by Software Engineer Eugene Roshal. So for those folks here, I described how to Extract and Open the RAR file in 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.

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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) supporting MacOS itself But not the RAR file.

Following a simple approach will let you Extract and Open the RAR file in Mac OS X. Note – All macOS Version, Big Sur, High Sierra, OS X EI Capitan, OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier users can apply this way.

Way to Unachieved or Extract and Open RAR file in MacBook, Mac

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

There are few programs on the Mac App Store that can help you to handle or Extract and Open RAR files in Mac. Let’s here 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.

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 Make Multiple folders into one file on Mail and Online Cloud Drive easily.

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