The Unarchiver 4+

Open any archive in seconds

MacPaw Way Ltd

    • 4.2 • 192 Ratings
    • Free



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 4.3.8

We want to enhance your experience with The Unarchiver, and your feedback is crucial to our improvement process. That's why we've introduced a Survey and Product Usage Analytics in this latest update.

Share your thoughts by participating in the survey, or reach out directly at

What's New:
- The "Stand with Ukraine" message has been replaced with the Survey invitation.
- Product Usage Analytics has been added to help us understand how you use our app.
- Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use have been updated to reflect these changes.
- We've made minor updates to the Settings for a better user experience.
- The minimum macOS version requirement is now 10.13.
- Russian localization has been removed.

We appreciate your participation and support in helping us improve The Unarchiver.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Nilesh Parmar ,

An Apple Essential!

A great little app. This is what the mac is missing from is standard version. Would it be possible to have a Finder intergration to have the option to extract to a destination. I know you can set the option in the mac, but 90% of the time, i am using this app to extract to desktop, and trash the original. It would be nice to have this extra option please :)

Rasti Breza ,

The best .rar extractor

I tried different apps to be able to extract .rar archives the same way Mac extracts .zip archives - without having to open a separate software, without having weird and ugly icons for each .rar archives. Unarchvier finally does that. It works like a nice utility that does it job in the background - I just double click a .rar archive and it gets extracted in the same folder. It works just like extracting a .zip archive natively on Mac. I don't think I ever opened the actual app. Perfect.

iTzHazZx ,


I try to use the built in applicaitons supplied by Apple where I can. The archive utility just simpily did not work for unzipping a 80gb file downladed from OneDrive it seemed to just corrupt the file everytime it tried to unzip it. The only thing that worked was this application. Given it's free it's a must have. Most Mac Paw applicaitons are it's just a shame they do not do re-invent most other applicaitons.

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