005 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a 005 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .005 files.

What is a 005 file?

Files that contain the .005 file extension are created by a variety of different file archive and compression tools and file splitting utilities.

Users create archive files when they want to take a large batch of files and compile them into a single archive file folder. When an archive folder is created, some utilities are able to break the archive down into multiple volumes. This makes it easier to distribute the files via the Internet.

When an archive file is split, each volume of the archive is given its own extension in sequence, such as .001,.002, etc. The .005 file extension is usually given to the fifth volume in the file archive.

In order to extract the files from the file archive all of the volume files must be present.

How to open 005 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension 005 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 005 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension 005

While we know of one file format using the .005 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .005 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 005 files. Remember, different programs may use 005 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
KuaiZipKuaiZipUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
360360User submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 005-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with 005-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!