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    WinRAR for mac
    I am not able to install Win RAR on my mac and hence not able to open .rar files. Can some body help me out?

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    WinRAR is a "Windows" data compression tool that focuses on the RAR and ZIP data compression formats for all "Windows" users.

    No Windows apps are going to install/run in OS X natively.

    Free StuffIt Expander open sit, zip, rar files and more
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    Can you tell use what exact Mac computer model you have and what OS version you are running?

    When I say exact computer model...I don't just mean MacBook Pro, Mac-Mini, Mac Pro, iMac, etc. I mean the exact model (so we have a better idea of its age).

    When you say that you cannot install WinRAR...what exactly is happening and/or what messages are you getting?

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    Hey Tom...I don't really know much about "Winrar"...but I did find a Macintosh version:

    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    Wasn't sure how this fits in with what you mentioned above.

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    I have always used MacPAR Deluxe (which of course opens RAR files) ... but Tom's suggestion of Stuffit Expander (free) will also do the job.

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    So will theunarchiver, which will also uncompress,windows self extracting exes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Hey Tom...I don't really know much about "Winrar"...but I did find a Macintosh version:

    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    Wasn't sure how this fits in with what you mentioned above.

    - Nick
    I'm on my Windows machine at work and it wouldn't let me find anything except the Windows version - duh...

    And, I've been using the free version of Stuffit, since my first Mac.
    But don't need it much at all, extremely rare for me to download anything that requires it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    And, I've been using the free version of Stuffit, since my first Mac.
    Like you mentioned above...I've always used Stuffit Expander (years & years & years)!

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    WinRAR is a "Windows" data compression tool that focuses on the RAR and ZIP data compression formats for all "Windows" users.
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Hey Tom...I don't really know much about "Winrar"...but I did find a Macintosh version
    You're both right. WinRAR appears to be the UI for the RAR tool, which itself is cross platform. So, WinRAR is Windows only but the underlying RAR tool is not. At least this is what I glean from the website.
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