How to Open RAR files on Mac with WinZip

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Unzip a RAR file email attachment

If you receive a .rar file as an email attachment, simply double-click to open it.

UnRAR files on your Mac from the Finder

If you have saved a .rar file in the Finder, double-click it to open. After opening it, you can view some or all of the contents by highlighting the files and pressing Command+Y.

To unzip the contents, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Unzip button.
  2. From the drop down menu, choose to unzip your files to this Mac, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or Google Drive.
  3. A "Finder style" window will open. You can browse to the folder where you want the files saved.
  4. Choose to unzip the Entire Zip file or Selected Items. You may also choose to Show unzipped items in the Finder.
  5. Another option is to click the New Folder button. Then type the file name and click Create.

WinZip opens and extracts RAR Compressed Archive Files—and many more formats

We designed WinZip to open and extract from the widest range of file formats, including all of the following:

Unzip RAR files on your Mac from the Context menu

With WinZip for Mac 2.0 or later, you can right-click (or press CTRL and click) your saved RAR files and use the Context Menu to unzip them. Click on Services at the bottom of the Context menu, then choose Unzip.