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Zum Open RAR files and other archives on the Mac, there is a whole range of different apps and extensions. However, if you don't want to unzip the packed files right away, but want to see them first, the “Dr. Unarchiver ”and the quick-look plug-in“ BetterZip ”. I have put together details and the download pages for you to decide which solution suits you better.
Update 14.11.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX: "Dr. Unarchiver" no longer exists, but as far as I know, the software was taken over by MacPaw and is now available under the name "The Unarchiver"in the Mac App Store. The rest of the information below still applies. The program is free and highly recommended!
Dr. Trend Micro's Unarchiver app MacPaw's The Unarchiver app is available as a free download from the Apple Mac App Store. With the app you can view the contents of archives or packed files and open individual files from them. Thanks to the software, it is not necessary to unzip the entire archive for either of these. According to the description of the software you can use the program to open archived files and packs of these formats: RAR, 7z, ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, RAR, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
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With Apple's Quick Look, you can quickly view files on macOS on the Mac, iMac and MacBook by highlighting them and holding down the space bar. It is not necessary to open it with the respective program or view it with the preview app. Quick Look also disappears again when you release the space bar - depending on the setting and use of the mouse, the Quick Look window can also remain on the display. And that's exactly where BetterZip from MacItBetter comes in. This is a plug-in for Quick Look that gives you an insight into archives of the following formats: ZIP, RAR, 7-Zip, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ, GZip, BZip2, ARJ, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO, DEB, RPM, StuffIt's SIT, BinHex, MacBinary, Apple Disk Images (DMG) and winmail.dat.
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