It is very common when we are downloading files on the internet we come across two very popular types: .zip and .rar. They are widely used because they facilitate downloading and sometimes even reduce file size (the famous compression).
Who uses Windows is very well served with Winrar, but who uses Mac? Check out how to open .rar and .zip files in our article below!
Opening Files with Stuffit Expander
Stuffit Expander is a free program that opens files in.ZIP and.RAR and works the easiest way in the world: just install it on your Mac and click on the file you want. Automatically the program will open a window asking in which folder the program will be extracted.
Just choose and wait. All content will be in the folder where you indicated it. You can also configure Stuffit Expander to automatically extract everything to the same folder where a your.Rar or .zip package is located. Without further ado, just click here to download the program on your Mac.
Opening files with iZip Free
IZip Free is a free program and works with various types of compression, such as 7Zip, Zip and Rar.
The look of it is very similar to Winzip, so users coming from Windows will not feel much difference.
One difference is that with it it is also possible to create your own compressed packages to share the internet outside. All of this, of course, for free. IZip is available for free to download on the official website of the program.
Opening files with The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver is yet another free option to extract your compressed files. It works the same as Stuffit Expander: just double-click on your package to automatically extract all the content.
You can even configure The Unarchiver to open various types of files, such as zip, rar, 7zip, bin, iso, jar, and many others. Click here to download for free The Unarchiver on your Mac direct from the Apple Store.
Opening files with Winzip
Anyone with Mac can also use Winzip, the famous Zip Specialist program (but also opens other popular formats such as Rar and 7Zip). However, success has its price, and in the case of Winzip, the use of license costs $ 29.00.
If you still want to use it anyway, do not worry: Winzip has a free trial mode that lasts a few days. You can download Winzip on your Mac by clicking here.
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