Did your computer fail to open a 008 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .008 files.
What is a 008 file?
Files that contain the .008 file extension are most commonly associated with split archive volume files.
When a file archiving and compression utility is used to take large files or batches of files and compress them into a single file archive, the archive can then be split into separate volumes in order to make it easier to distribute the files and download them from the Internet.
When a file archive is split, each volume of the split archive is given its own file extension in sequence. The .008 file extension is usually assigned to the eight volume of the split file archive.
In order to reassemble the archive and extract of the archive contents, all of the volumes from the split archive must be present.
Suggest another file format using extension 008
While we know of one file format using the .008 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 .008 file.
Various 008 file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of 008 files. Remember, different programs may use 008 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.