Rar Command Line For Mac


Creating a RAR file to compress and save our valuable documents is something we do frequently. But how many of you have ever thought about it- What if you forget the password? Is there any way to get access back?

Shell c:ProgrammeWinRARwinrar.exe a -afzip -p 'e:MyStuffTargetFolderOutput.zip' 'e:MyStuffSourceFolderInput.docx' Of course, the file paths and names are ususally entered via variables, e.g. RAR 5.91 for FreeBSD: Command line only: Trial: 542 KB: RAR 5.91 for FreeBSD x64: Command line only: Trial: 585 KB: RAR 5.91 for macOS (64 bit) Command line only: Trial: 573 KB: WinRAR interface themes: Graphical only: Free Localized WinRAR versions Language: Version: Size: Arabic (32 bit) 5.91: 2996 KB: Arabic (64 bit) 5.91: 3207 KB: Armenian. RAR is a compression program offering an original algorithm. This new way to compress files provides greater efficiency, and makes smaller archives — especially on.

With so many passwords we have these days it's impossible to remember all of them. Well, forgetting your Gmail password might not sound as hefty as forgetting the password of a RAR file. Since there is no proper way to unlock the file, especially if you are a Mac user. Sounds like a blunder?

Before you hit the button of another disappointment, let's tell you the answer.

Part 1: Is There A Way to Unlock RAR Password on Mac?

You may have already tried and tested different methods to unlock your RAR file before you came here. There is no proper method following which you can unlock RAR password on Mac. But all thanks to our professional tech geeks! We have found 2 methods for you to unlock your RAR file on Mac following our guide. Scroll through to avail the clearer picture!

Part 2: How to Unlock RAR Password on Mac?

There are two methods following which you can unlock RAR password on MAC. One is by creating a '.bat' extension file and the other option you have is to use the cRARk unlocker tool. We have listed both methods here. Scroll through and learn the easy steps.

Method 1. Unlock Password Protected RAR on Mac with CMD

It's a bit difficult to open RAR files without having the password. But the workarounds we have shared here will surely help you to get the access. You can use Command Prompt to unlock the file.

All you need to do is creating a batch script. Batch script containing a command series is nothing but a DOS file. When you create a batch file with .bat extension and run it on your system it automatically opens command prompt.

Follow the simple steps below to create and run a .bat extension file on your Mac.

Step 1: At first, open Notepad from your system.

Step 2: As the Notepad opens enter the code for batch script, you can easily get one from the internet.

Open rar command line mac

Step 3: Now, save the Notepad file as 'Cracker.bat'. Ensure that the file extension get saved as .bat file

Step 4: Once you are done, locate the file from your system and open it. It will open the command prompt window.

Step 5: As the command prompt screen asks for the file name enter the one you need to unlock. Make sure you enter the extension alongside.

Step 6: Now, you will get a prompt asking you about the location of the file. Put the file location and hit the Enter button

Step 7: Command prompt will take some time to crack the password, depending on its length and complexity.

Method 2. Use cRARk to Unlock RAR Password on Mac

You can use cRARk to unlock RAR file on Mac. cRARk is a utility available for both Mac and Windows users. This command-line RAR password cracking tool is available for Linux as well. If your system comes with a powerful GPU, then you can easily work with CUDA as well.

While some of the users said the tool does not work on Mac, it is a fact that this freeware software takes a huge amount of time to crack the password of your RAR file. If you do remember some basic information about the password like the number of characters, or specific details about the combination of the whole password, the process of cracking the password becomes much faster. Follow the specific guideline here and use cRARk to unlock password protected RAR Mac.

Step 1: Firstly, install cRARk on your system and open it either through the menu or the following command line: cd /pentest/passwords/crark/

Rar Command Line Mac

Opening through the menu involves-Start/Dragon --> Backtrack --> Privilege Escalation --> Password Attacks --> OfflineAttacks --> Crark

Step 2: Once you open the menu, start creating a password.def file.

Step 3: Copy either the english.def file or the crackme.def file into the password.def to create the file.

Step 4: Now, modify the password.def file to reflect the options you need to use.

Step 5: Then, select your desired testing method under the double hash.

Depending on your password combination you need to enter different command line.

  • If your password consists of numbers only:

    nano password.def


  • If its lower case letters only:

    nano password.def


  • If its uppercase letters only:

    nano password.def


  • If you are not sure about the password combination then:

    nano password.def

    [$a $A $1]*

Step 6: Finally, save and exit. If your system can't use CUDA, you need to disable the option using -c command while testing

Now, you can easily unlock RAR password on Mac using either of the two methods. Taking the complexity of the two methods into account, we can understand there are many who will not be able to find a feasible solution with the above two methods. If none of the processes allows you to unlock RAR file without password on Mac, we suggest you move your files on a Windows PC and use a password unlocker to get the job done.

Bonus Tip: Best RAR Password Unlocker for Windows

If you are a Windows user and looking for the best RAR password unlocker tool then we have it here for you. With a simple user interface Passper for RAR can help you to get the job done quite easily on your Windows system. We have shared all the required steps following which you can crack your RAR file password on Windows computer with Passper for RAR. But before proceeding with the steps lets have an overview of the key features of Passper for RAR password recovery tool.

Key Features:

  • Having 4 recovery methods which ensure high success rate.

  • Multicore CPU or GPU acceleration technology makes the recovery process 15X faster.

  • It has a simple and easy to use interface.

  • Password recovery state can be saved for future recovery.

  • The program is designed by iMyFone team, therefore, it's safe and reliable to use.

Now, as you know the key features you must be looking to get the tool and use it to recover your RAR password. Follow the steps below and you can easily make it.

Step 1 Once you are done with the installation launch the application on your system. Now, at the RAR Password Recovery screen click on the Add option there to upload your locked RAR archive.

Step 2 Now choose the recovery method or type of attack. Passper for RAR enables 4 recovering options for you. All the 4 recovery methods are for different situations.

How to open rar files

Step 3 After choosing the suitable recovery option click on the Recover button. After a short while, the password will be recovered and displayed on the screen.


Hope you have successfully unlocked your RAR file password on Mac already. After reading this article, you will find it is hard to find a program that can recover RAR password on Mac. In order to help the Mac users, Passper for RAR is considering developing Mac version. Do comments in the box below, let us know your idea!



There are many ways in which you can unrar rar files. In a similar method of yesterdays post on how to play mkv files, today’s post is going to mention some of the different ways to unrar rar archives. Since there are many ways to skin a cat there are also many ways to unrar these archives. Pretty much every app mentioned here does the same thing and there isn’t much difference between them. The only difference is between the command line program and the GUI app’s. Since the built in Archive Utility doesn’t have a support for rar files its worth having an app that can support these files when the time comes.


The app that I use regularly is UnRarX. From the many apps that I have tried it seems to be the best. Like most of these apps it is a no nonsense app that gets the job done. Unlike most other apps it has a small window which tells you what it is doing rather than a simple progress bar. This way when you get a corrupt archive or a file that won’t fully extract it will tell you what exactly is happening and you should be able to quickly diagnose the problem.

Command Line

One the other ways that I personally use to extract rar archives is the WinRAR command line tool. I have mentioned in the past how to use this tool and one of the main advantages of using it is the ability to extract broken archives quickly. Although other programs have broken file support I prefer a to use a quick terminal command to get the job. Its also very useful for use in scripts and has come in handy many times.

Stuffit Expander

I used the app a long time ago it is Stuffit Expander. It works in much the same way as the other apps in this post. Stuffit Expander is designed to work with the other Stuffit Apps which is great if you do a lot of compression and extraction of files. It does work on its own so you don’t need the rest of the suite. If you want something that looks a bit prettier Stuffit Expander is a good choice.

A more general expanding app.


Continuing on with the list is iArchiver. Its the first and only paid app on this list. Unlike the other apps it is designed primarily to compress files into archives, although it does have extraction capabilities as well. Its very similar to the Stuffit suite however it is only one app and not a couple of apps as is the case with Stuffit. I have reviewed this app in the past and if you are going to use this app its worth checking out what I have said.

RAR Expander

The last two options on the list are very simple expander’s. Similar to the way Archive Utility is used to expand zip files, RAR Expander does this for rar files. If you want a simple expander this app is probably for you.

A simple app that gets the job done.


The final post to complete everything off is Unarchiver. Its a simple free app that is very similar to RAR Expander. I haven’t tried it however it is probably very good.

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