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 .
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