003 File Type

- The quick facts

What are 003 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 003 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a 003 file?

Files that contain the .003 file extension are split archive files. These files are created by archive and compression applications, such as the WinRar or WinZip programs. These software programs are used to take large files and collections of files and compress them into a single archive folder. The resulting archives can then be split into multiple volumes using software like HJSplit or SplitJoin.

When an archive file is split, each volume of the archive is assigned a numbered file suffix, usually in sequence. Files with the .003 extension are usually the third volume of the split file archive. Before you can open the .003 file, you will need to merge all of the archive volumes together.

How to open 003 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the 003 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your 003 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 003 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of 003 files. Remember, different programs may use 003 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
KuaiZipKuaiZipUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
360360User submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted

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