The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.

The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.

The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.

Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for "Archives" on the App Store, or go to It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!

What’s New

Version 4.2.4

The Unarchiver is running like a champ on the new macOS Big Sur.

• Malformed RAR archives don't crash The Unarchiver anymore.
• Extracting malformed archives won't result in out of memory errors or reading out of memory bounds error.
• RARE8E9Filter crash is fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Selvan T ,


This is the best app you can get for a mac opener which is all you need as it is the same as WinRar and even possibly better. The only thing which I was severely disappointed was that you can't run .exe files which means hardly any files are .dmg or any other coz most are .exe windows, but otherwise I'd give it a 10/10!

jorricks ,

Good app

Would give a 5/5 if it gave me an ETA :)

Pertenax ,

Recovered my corrupted zip!

Having a corrupted .zip, I was advised by Apple forums to try this app. It worked! Not only was this app able to unzip my corrupted archive, it also asked me for its encoding with a very convenient interface which allowed me to recover the correct file names as well!

App Privacy

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MacPaw Inc.
13.6 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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