New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Very frustrated. Can't install winrar, please help!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
justswitched2

 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posts: 20
justswitched2 is on a distinguished road

justswitched2 is offline
I got my macbook pro two days ago, and now I'm really in need of a program that can open .rar files. I went to the winrar website and downloaded the OSX version of the program, but no matter what I do, I can't get it to install.

The folder I downloaded came with 7 text files, and three other files with gray icons: default.sfx, rar, and unrar. But whenever I click any of these things, all that happens is a text document opens up! Nothing to install the program starts.

I don't get what I'm doing wrong. I've tried downloading the OSX version of this from several places, but the same thing always happens.
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,212
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
Try this:
Download The Unarchiver for Mac - A replacement for the built-in unarchiver in OS X. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 17,097
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
The copy you downloaded was a command line version (the WinRAR people do not make a GUI version for non-Windows platforms). I would suggest that you get a copy of something that has a UI especially if you are new to the platform. And for the sake of providing you with more options, there is UnRarX which works well if all you're looking to do is decompress rar files.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Mac-Forums Investigates MacKeeper - Confused about MacKeeper? Take a look at this review.
QUOTE Thanks
justswitched2

 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posts: 20
justswitched2 is on a distinguished road

justswitched2 is offline
Okay, thanks guys. I installed unrar and was able to extract the files I wanted to another folder.

But now I another problem. When I click on the files, I get a message saying "there is no default application to open" the document. The files are .r00 and .r01 and so on. What application am I supposed to have now?
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
The Unarchiver will do it, though sometimes it struggles to piece together split rar's.
Highlight the last numbered .rar, and then go to the file menu>open with> the unarchiver.

Alternatively try unrarx, a program that never fails to join rar's.

UnRarX - Mac OS X RAR Extraction Utility

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
justswitched2

 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posts: 20
justswitched2 is on a distinguished road

justswitched2 is offline
Okay, well I'm happy to say that the Unarchiver did the job! The unrarx program was the one that couldn't do it. Thanks everyone!
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,191
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
Just a recommendation in case you have issues in the future. I have found that an archive application called BetterZip to never let me down. It's not free but a first rate Archive application for OSX.

Glad though that Unarchiver did the job for you.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« buying music | Cleaning up iMac for gift to grandson »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Cannot do a new install mth2147 OS X - Operating System 3 04-08-2009 05:56 PM
Error message when trying to install XcodeTools Reesespieces86 OS X - Apps and Games 5 03-27-2009 03:54 PM
Install validation fails and corrected DesertSage OS X - Operating System 0 10-29-2007 01:54 AM
Pismo OS X Install mateo107 Apple Notebooks 5 06-04-2006 01:36 PM
How To Install Apple X11 From Tiger Install Disks mac57 OS X - Apps and Games 18 06-03-2006 06:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?