I want to list contents of a compressed archive file, then choose some individual files to be extracted. Archive is password protected.

I tried Unarchiver and Keka but it seems none of them has a file manager feature like 7zip. Both apps extract the file immediately. When archive file size is big this behaviour causes a waste of time and disk space.

How can I do this on Mac OS X (Mavericks) ?

[*] There is a feature request here for Keka for this problem but it is unfortunately 3 years old.

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Software recommendations are really off-topic for SE, as they go out of date rapidly, but, until such time as the question is put on hold...

Better Zip - $20 - can extract or add individual items, or
Zipster - £10 - makes archives look & act like folders, work in progress so not all formats yet but looks like it will be good


http://archiverapp.com This one can do it for example.

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    Adding a bit of detail would help, such as the price if it's not freeware - £14 in this case
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 9, 2014 at 12:58

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