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The Unarchiver 3.9.1

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A file decompressor for Mac OS X to extract and decompress files

By Reka Gimbi

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Developed and published by Dag Agren, The Unarchiver is a file decompressor used in Mac OS X for extracting any compressed files. The Unarchiver is an excellent tool to decompress even the hardest files like the 7-Zip or Bzip2 and Stuffit. Macs always have decompressors for main formats but there are others that need an additional app, The Unarchiver which has a high compatibility with very many compressed file formats. Taking only 5.3 MB, this utility can be described as a lightweight utility. It has a simple and clear interface to be used by all. To use this app you need to download and install it, then start using it. It has three different tabs which are the Extract, Archive Formats and Advanced which are found in the main menu. All these tabs have different tasks, Extract where you set folders to save the extracted files in, in Archive Formats, you can either mark or unmark formats to be decompressed and in Advanced you set the type of codes of the compressed files.

If you wish to decompress different file formats on your Mac OS X then Unarchiver is best for this job.

Pros

  • Compatible with multiple compressed file formats.
  • Its interface is simple and intuitive.

Cons

  • Only works on Mac OS X system.
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THIS IS AN AMAZING FILE DECOMPRESSION APPLICATION FOR MAC OS X USERS

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015

When it comes to data decompression then this is the ultimate tool for such kind of work. As the name suggests it is a tool used for decompressing compressed files which is normally done by extraction of the files. It is a product of Wakaba and supports a lot of formats like RAR, Zip, Tar, CAB, CPIO, Pax and GNU Tar among many others. It is specifically made for Mac Operating system X. It is free of charge and it is very small in size thus only uses around five megabytes. It has a very simple interface that is quite friendly to use therefore Mac OS X users should be quite comfortable downloading it and enjoying its great features. To me the greatest advantage this application has is the ability to support almost any format, which quite something valuable to the entire users and anyone anticipating to get this application.

Pros

  • It is very easy to use.
  • ability to support almost any format.

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View Archived files, unzip them and also protect files and folders has been made easier

By Legacy Stranger

On Monday, November 30, 2015

This is a very goot tool to use. If you have not tried it and would wish to know how it works, well it mainly works like unzippers or unrar. This is when a folder or file is stored in a special way in order to protect the content inside from being corrupted. Take the example of a person in a cell, he or she can't get out but the one outside can get inside.

The unarchiver will now be used to view folders and files that have been archived. You can choose to view the files directly in the archive or romove them from the archive and view them normally. The unarchiver can also be used to archive files.

This tool is easy to use, with its simply laid out user interface, easy to understand words and has only the needed functions for only the things you need. This software is not like most of the other as it will not fill your computer with unwanted additional programs brought by ads injected in it.

Unarchiver is also well compressed to avoid large hard disk space consumption, it won't alter you registry nor does it leave temporary files.. Once you have installed it try and use iobit to uninstall it.. If you get a pop up saying that addition tempp files need cleaning, just clean your computer then reinstall unarchiver..

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Unarchiver is free to use for personal purposes and one shouldn't repackage it and sell it. Use the unarchiver anytime you want. You can either download it as a zipped file or directly as a executable file

Pros

  • Can also act as an unzipper.
  • Is small in size and doesn't leave any residue in you machine.
  • Has a well laid ui that is easy to understand.

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Review

The Unarchiver is a file decompressor developed and published by Dag Ågren. It is available for Mac OS X and with it, you will be able to extract practically any kind of compressed file. To decompress files on your Mac is an easy task when the files are known, but when you find some files such as 7-Zip, Stuffit, or BZip2, things become more difficult, and you need an extra app, such as The Unarchiver.

When you start using your Mac, you might download some files you cannot open. Your Mac has some software that decompresses the main formats, but some of them can be out of its reach. The Unarchiver will solve these issues in a single stroke since it is compatible with almost all the compressed file formats, even the older ones.

This utility is very light, it only takes up 5.3 MB, so it is light on system resources and it will not overwhelm your RAM memory. Its interface is clear and simple, so everyone can use it without problems, and use it quickly. In addition, it is free and open source, so there is no reason to not have it as an essential on your computer.

Very easy to use

Once you download and install The Unarchiver, you will be ready to decompress any archive you have on your computer or network. The first time you access the app, you will see the main menu, in which you will find three different tabs, Archive Formats, Extract, and Advanced. In Archive Formats, you are free to mark or unmark the kinds of formats you can decompress. In Extract, you can set the folder where the extracted files will be saved, and some different customizable options for the creation of folders and dates of modification of the files. Finally, in advanced, you can set the type of codification of the compressed files and its threshold of trust for its extraction.

it is compatible with almost all the compressed file formats

There are two features that make The Unarchiver an outstanding utility; Its intuitive interface and simplicity, and the wine range of formats that supports. It doesn't have a main window, so when you decompress an archive you will only see a little progress bar, and when the task is finished, the bar will disappear. In regards to the formats it supports, it has just a few rivals. If you have to extract a file of a rare format, it is most likely that The Unarchiver can open it.

The Unarchiver 3.9.1 Features

You can read up in the main features of The Unarchiver in this section:

  • It supports an incredibly large amount of formats: MDF, Zip, RAR, 7z, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, XZ, MSI, NISIS, PAK, EXE, ISO, Zipx, BIN, Squeeze, NRG, CDI, Split Files, Stufflt, Stufflt X, DiskDoubler, SAR, Compact Pro, CAB, Packlt, Cpio, Compress(.z), ARJ, ARC, Ace, Zoo, LZH, LZMA, ADF, DMS, LZX, PowerPacker, LBR, Crunch, XAR, RPM, Deb, Ar, ALZip, NSA, NDS, SWF, WARC and PDF
  • Light on system resources
  • It will open almost any kind of file without damaging it and keeping it readable
  • Intuitive and clear interface that allows every kind of user to handle it
  • It offers you the option to choose the folder where to send the files

If you are interested in The Unarchiver, and you want to know more information about this utility, you can visit the developer’s official website .

System Requirements

Listed below, you can check out the minimum system requirements that your computer needs to properly download and install The Unarchiver:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.0 or posterior versions
  • Hard Drive Space: 5.3 MB free on your computer