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 4.2.2

• RAR 1.5 extraction is working once again.
• RAR 5 solid archives extraction is now working as expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Ciza_cz ,

Great app

Great app, works pretty nice. However, I have been using WinRAR many years on Windows, so I am missing function "preview". Sometimes, i would say it is handy just to preview files that are inside and after that unarchive it and sometimes, you need only some files from archive to unarchive, not the whole folder... :-)

Viliceq ,

Support for non-unicode filenames is awesome!

Just WOW! Sending files between OS platforms with special characters in filenames is a nightmare. The Unarchiver came with a very practical tool to easily visually detect which encoding does the archive use making it really simple to extract some Latin2 encoded Windows files on my Mac.

Well done, guys!

AksaCZ ,

Why is it free?

Unarchiver HAS a value and that doesn't come free. I'd like to atleast donate something to creator of this awesome, easy to use and straightfoward tool! <3 Can't imagine a Mac without this tool anymore.


MacPaw Inc.
13.6 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


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

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