Open Rar Files On Mac
If you need to know how to open rar files on a Mac, you might want to ignore the Linux and Windows users laughing at you. Linux and Windows users are laughing at you from a position of perceived superiority and not one of understanding that the process is ridiculously easy on any personal computer opreating system, provided the user has the right sofware.
Things you will need to open a rar file on a Mac:
- A copy of 7-Zip
- OS X or later
- Download 7-Zip. The 7-Zip program originated with the Linux platform. Because 7-Zip is open source, the code was soon ported to Windows, Macintosh and many other operating systems. Click on the program to install it. Tell the computer you want to let it intstall when asked. Using profanity is acceptable at this point.
- Open the program from the icon on the desktop. If you need to, you can find it in the pull-down menus or through navigating the folders on your desktop. If you are really lost, use the Mac's Doctor Watson feature to find the file.
- Select Open from the file menu of 7-zip. The program autmotically brings up a list of files of the right type in the box. Select the RAR file. Hit the “Extract” button to specifiy where you want to send the decompressed file to. You can also choose extract here. Let the anti-virus program scan the file if you want to. Mac Files, despite what Apple's marketing department thinks, are susceptible to viruses. They are just not susceptible to Windows viruses.