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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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Extract all files from all your compressed files with the wonderful The Unarchiver 3.9.1

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Decompressing files from compressed files can sometimes be hectic and very heartbreaking since one can corrupt the original files. However if you are a user of Mac OS X and have had problems extracting your compressed files in the past you need not to worry anymore since Dag Ågren has developed and published a wonderful software named The Unarchiver which will help extract your files with much ease. This app is very effective even for the most difficult files formats to open including the BZip2 and Stuffit among others.

To make it easy to use the developers ensured that this app is highly compatible with a large number of all compressed files formats. Its size is very economical in terms of space requirements and comes with a very easy to use interface which is very clear and simple making it very easy to use even to novice users. To make sure that many people with the need for such an app have access to one such app, this app is available for free for download and use.

Pros

  • - Highly compatible with almost all compressed files formats
  • - This files is small hence uses a very small RAM memory
  • - Opens documents without interfering with the original files

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  • - Only available for devices running on Mac OS X
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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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  • It faces competition from rival similar applications.
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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

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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