Could you unzip files with Mac or Iphone? I can not do it

macOS and Mac Apps

Hello everyone and first at all I wish you a very Happy Ney Year.
Some times ago, I could uncompact the compact files with my Mac and with my Iphone too. Now, I tired to do it with 2 different files in zip format, and nor with the Mac either with the Iphone, I cna do it, My mac says that it's not possibile to unzip the file, and Iphone says "Argumet not valide". I'm not sure, but I think that, in the past, when I could do this operation, files were in rar format, and not in zip, I wonder my if this could be the problem, I mean, that Apple allows uncompact rar files but not zip files, or if perhpas the problem is only mine, and thatt it only regards my divices. So, please, I would like to know if you can uncompact zip files with Mac and/or Iphone, or only rar files. I am talking about apple tools, and so, I mean, without install another program as winzip, etc. but only with tools that Apple makes available for us.
Many thanks in advance and Happy New Year again.



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Use an app called the unarchiver on amc os. This will unzip files and more just fine. I never use the zip utility that ships with mac os.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Thursday, January 2, 2020

you can with a phone. use the files app on the phone. Go to the more option on the bottom, & hit it, jhen hit uncompress.

Submitted by Lukas on Thursday, January 2, 2020

I don't use Mac but since iOS 13, the iPhone can unzip files just fine through the Files app as the previous poster said. From your description, though, it seems as if there might be something wrong with the actual file itself. Try redownloading it if you can.

Submitted by Socheat on Friday, January 3, 2020

Hi there,

If you want to unrar a rar file, you can use an app on the Mac called Keka. It's pretty accessible. I've used all the time.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, January 3, 2020

The unarchiver will also unrar files as well, I love that little app, it does so. so much.

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