The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.

The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.

The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.

Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for “Archives” on the App Store, or go to It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!

Supported archive formats

With The Unarchiver you can extract files from the following archive formats.

Popular formats Support Old formats Support Unusual formats Support
Zip Full StuffIt No encryption XAR FFS
Zipx Full StuffIt X Partial RPM Full
RAR Full DiskDoubler Almost Full Deb Full
7z Full Compact Pro No Encryption Ar Full
Tar Full PackIt Full ALZip No encryption
Gzip Full Cpio Full WARC Full
Bzip2 Full Compress (.Z) Full NSA, SAR Partial
LZMA, XZ Full ARJ No multi-part NDS Full
CAB Full ARC,PAK Full SWF Images and audio
MSI Full Ace Only old files PDF Bitmap images
NSIS Extensive Zoo Full
EXE Some LZH Full
Split files Basic DMS FFS
LZX Full
PowerPacker Full
LBR Full
Squeeze Full
Crunch Full


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