The Archive Browser 1.5.1 – Browse and extract the contents of archives

The Archive Browser
The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them. It will let you open files from inside archives, and lets you preview them using Quick Look.

It is based on The Unarchiver, which means it can handle a large number of different archive formats: It can handle common formats like Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2, as well as older formats like StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It can also handle other kinds of formats, like CD and DVD images such as ISO, BIN, MDF, NRG and CDI, many Windows self-extracting EXE files, and can even extract media from Flash SWF files. It will also handle different filename encodings gracefully.

For the curious, it will also show you a lot of information about the archives and their contents.

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

  • * 1.5.1: Fixed a bug that made the app fail to launch on 10.6 and 10.7. Terribly sorry that this took so long to get fixed, but Apple took over a week and a half to approve this bugfix.
  • * 1.5.1: Fixed another sandbox bug that caused archives on remote volumes to fail to open.
  • * Added support for password-protected 7z files.
  • * Better support for very old StuffIt archives, including password-protected ones.
  • * Fixed bugs that caused embedded archives to display poorly.
  • * Fixes for Mountain Lion.
  • * Fixed a bug where the app might stop launching at all under rare circumstances.
  • * Various bugfixes for PDF, hqx, sitx


OS X 10.6 or later


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