The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver
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1. Main Features

  • Compress and decompress a wide range of file formats
  • Open archives that have non-English characters in the filename
  • Easily set up and use the program as a replacement for Mac Archive Utility

2. Software Overview

The Unarchiver is a free data decompression program for Mac that supports many different compressed formats. It was developed to be a replacement to the built-in Mac Archive Utility that doesn't support many formats.

The Unarchiver is designed to be easy to set up and use. After installing it all you have to do is set it as your default program for archive files (which can be done from easily within the program). It is also designed to flow better with the layout of Finder to help give you a more consistent computing experience.

The Unarchiver is a large step up from Mac Archive Utility. If you are looking for a free alternative for compressing and decompressing files and archives on the Mac, it is a great option.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.ZIP - Zipped File
Other file extensions used by The Unarchiver:
# File Extension Name
1 .002 Split Archive Part 2 File
2 .7Z 7-Zip Compressed File
3 .7Z.001 7-Zip Split Archive Part 1 File
4 .ACE WinAce Compressed File
5 .ADF Amiga Disk File
6 .ADZ Compressed Amiga Disk File
7 .ALZ ALZip Archive
8 .ARC Compressed File Archive
9 .ARJ ARJ Compressed File Archive
10 .ASPK Android Split Package
11 .BZ Bzip Compressed File
12 .BZ2 Bzip2 Compressed File
13 .BZIP2 Bzip2 Compressed Archive
14 .CAB Windows Cabinet File
15 .CBR Comic Book RAR Archive
16 .CPGZ Compressed CPIO Archive
17 .CPIO Unix CPIO Archive
18 .CPT Compact Pro Archive
19 .DD DiskDoubler Archive
20 .DMS Amiga Disk Masher Image
21 .EBABACKUP EBA Command Center Backup File
22 .GZ2 Misnamed BZ2 File
23 .LBR LU Library Archive
24 .LHA LHARC Compressed Archive
25 .LZH LZH Compressed File
26 .LZMA LZMA Compressed File
27 .LZX Amiga LZX Compressed File
28 .MACBIN Macbinary Encoded File
29 .NAR Nokia Image Archive
30 .PAK PAK (Packed) File
31 .PAX PAX Archive
32 .PIT PackIt Compressed Archive
33 .PK3 ZDoom Package
34 .RAR WinRAR Compressed Archive
35 .RPM Red Hat Package Manager File
36 .SAR Service Archive File
37 .SDZ NCI Compressed Database
38 .SEA Self-Extracting Archive
39 .SIT StuffIt Archive
40 .SITX StuffIt X Archive
41 .SPK Synology Package
42 .TAR Consolidated Unix File Archive
43 .TAR.GZ Compressed Tarball File
44 .TAR.GZ2 Misnamed BZ2 Tarball
45 .TAR.Z Zipped Tarball File
46 .TAZ Tar Zipped File
47 .TMF TiVo Video Recording Archive
48 .TXZ XZ Compressed Tar Archive
49 .VPK PlayStation Vita Application Package
50 .WIDGET Yahoo! Widget
51 .XZ XZ Compressed Archive
52 .Z Unix Compressed File
53 .Z00 Split Zip Archive
54 .Z01 First Split Zip File
55 .Z02 Second Split Zip File
56 .Z03 Third Split Zip File
57 .Z04 Fourth Split Zip File
58 .ZIPX Extended Zip Archive
59 .ZI_ Renamed Zip File
60 .ZOO Zoo Compressed File
61 .ZPI Zipped File

Updated: March 31, 2019

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