How to fix Keka Error Code 2 on macOS [Solved]

Keka is a tool used by macOS users for the extraction of files and data from zipped folders, splitting a very huge file into collective smaller files, encrypting a file with a password and compressing files and data to reduce the file size.

Since it can perform multiple simultaneous operations but this tool sometimes throws Keka Error Code 2 on macOS while extracting or decompressing files s. And it error occurs due to faulty or incomplete downloaded file. But after researching a lot about the error we concluded that there are several factors that are responsible for prompting the error on user’s screen such as interference of other applications, system file errors and mismatch of the file formats.

Well if you are also struggling a lot to get past this situation you have reached at the right place, kindly follow the below mention steps to get past your issue.

Try these fixes for Keka Error Code 2 on macOS

Method 1: Reboot your System

You are likely to face the above mention error if there are bugs /glitches in your machine. So it is recommended to restart your PC, restarting the system will remove the system glitches and it will also release some memory consumed by background apps.

Method 2: Verify the file before Extraction

Ensure that the file you are decompressing is fully downloaded or transferred and it supports the wide range of extraction formats by Keka. So try to re-download or transfer the file again in case there was any fault last time.

Method 3: Close other Compression Apps

You are likely to face the above mention error if you are using numerous extractions tools/apps together because the file you want to compress or decompress is in use with another application. Note that any other archiving app running in the background can also affect and lead to errors. So you need to close all other archiving/compression apps & tools.

Being a Mac user you know that clicking on the Red Cross button at the left corner of the Window will not fully close the application and it will still open in the background. In order to fully quit an application follow the below mention steps:

To Quit App on Mac:

Step 1: Press Command + Q keys>Right-click on the application icon on the dock and click on Quit

Step 2: In case Keka MacOS File Archiver application is frozen and not responding or you want to close multiple application together. After that click on Apple Logo in the top left corner and click on Force Quit and then select the Apps you want to quit, click on Force Quit a Confirm it by clicking on Force Quit one more time.

Step 3: Or just, click on the application name on the menu bar and click on Quit

Method 4: Verify and Use Right Format

One of the major reasons for facing the above mention error is choosing the wrong format/extension for file decompression. And it often happens with the rar format while decompressing the parted/split files. In order to resolve this issue by renaming the extension as per the file format and the supported one and to do the same follow the below mention steps:

Step 1: First of all right-click on the file and click on Rename to rename the file> type the new format and press Enter key

Step 2: Confirm by clicking on Use .png format

Method 5: Reinstall Keka App

If none of the above mentioned methods works for you we suggest you to uninstall and then reinstall the Keka app.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Firstly click on the Finder icon or press Command + N keys simultaneously on Desktop> click on Applications

Step 2: Now Select Keka and right-click on Move To Trash or just press Command + Delete key together

Step 3: Then click on the Trash icon on the dock and click on Empty and confirm it by clicking on Empty Trash

Once you have uninstalled Keka, follow the below mention guidelines to install Keka:

Step 1: Navigate to the Official page of Keka or just get it from the Mac App Store which we don’t recommend as it will cost you $4.99.

Step 2: Now go to your downloads folder and then double click on Keka-1.2.56.dmg file to install it> then drag the Keka icon to Application folder icon.

Step 3: Double-click on Applications folder icon, and then double click on Keka App> Any application downloaded outside Mac App Store requires additional permission. So, tap on Open to grant permission to install Keka.

That’s all.

We hope you liked the blog and you managed to get past Keka Error Code 2 on macOS. Thanks for Reading.