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BigBangThemes
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Hi guys,

sorry to be retarded, but I’ve never layed a hand on a mac in my life until today, and I was trying (unsuccessfully to decompress a .rar file). Any guidance on how/what/where to compress/decompress .rar/.zip files?

Cheers!

ps: I already miss winzip!

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refaktor
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http://www.unrarx.com/

Also this should probably be in the Off Topic forum.

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BigBangThemes
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Yeah my bad. Can an admin please move this? Thanks a lot for the tip, but I’ve found an app which seems to be doing its job so far.

Cheers

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Ivor
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I use Archiver

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FRESHFACE
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The Unarchiver is available for free directly on the Mac App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353?mt=12

It’s really awesome, I have it set up so that you just double click the archive and it creates a folder with the same name, extracts the contents there and then automatically moves the archive into Trash. I forgot all about WinZip after this app. It sits in the background too, no clutter anywhere.

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BigBangThemes
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Thanks a lot guys, I’ve tried both and they seem the better versions of what I had found. While we’re at it, could you recommend some very useful apps you couldn’t live without?

Cheers!

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Ivor
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Thanks a lot guys, I’ve tried both and they seem the better versions of what I had found. While we’re at it, could you recommend some very useful apps you couldn’t live without? Cheers!

Alfred App – http://www.alfredapp.com/

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krafti
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i am really happy with betterzip: http://macitbetter.com

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7CS
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Prevent Mac from sleeping: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/caffeine/id411246225 and ClipMenu for better copy/cut/paste: http://www.clipmenu.com

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@Ivor – That app is amazing! thanks a lot.

@ithi – love clipmenu

Thanks guys!

PS: This is getting interesting, moving on new thread.

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