012 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a 012 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .012 files.

What is a 012 file?

The .012 file extension is most commonly associated with split file archives. When a program, such as WinRAR, is used to combine a large batch of files into a single file archive, the archive can be split by a number of file splitting applications. This allows for easier distribution of the file online and allows a user to save the file archive across multiple computer disks. When the file archive is split into separate volumes, each volume of the archive is given its own file extension, such as .001, .002, .003, etc. The .012 file extension is most commonly assigned to the twelfth volume of the split file archive. In order to extract the contents of the archive, all volumes must be present.

The .012 file extension is also used for Winfunktion Mathematic v8.0 Julia fractal files.

How to open 012 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 012 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 012 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension 012

While we know of one file format using the .012 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 .012 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 012 files. Remember, different programs may use 012 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
360360User submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
StarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorStarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorUser submitted
Eolsoft Flash Movie PlayerEolsoft Flash Movie PlayerUser submitted
SMS_3.44.80SMS_3.44.80User submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 012-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 012-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!