006 File Type- The quick facts
What are 006 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a 006 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 006 file?
Files that contain the .006 file extension are most commonly associated with split archive files. When a user archives a batch of files into a compressed file archive, the archive file can be split into separate volumes of a smaller file size. This makes it easier to transmit the archive file over the Web or via email.
When an archive file is split by a user, each volume of the archive is given its own file extension in sequence. The .006 file extension is a part of this sequence and is normally assigned to the sixth volume of the split archive file. In order for a user to extract the contents of the archive, all of the volumes must be present.
How to open 006 files
Important: Different programs may use files with the 006 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your 006 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 006 openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 18, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension 006
While we know of one file format using the .006 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 .006 file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of 006 files. Remember, different programs may use 006 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.