Opening 016 files

Did your computer fail to open a 016 file? We explain what 016 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your 016 files.

What is a 016 file?

Files that contain the .016 file extension are most commonly associated with split archive file volumes. When a file compression and archive utility compresses a batch of files into a single archive file, the archive file can be split into separate volumes, allowing for easier distribution of the files over the Web and via email.

Each volume of a split archive file is given its own extension in sequence. The .016 file extension is normally assigned to the sixteenth volume of a split file archive. In order for the contents of the archive to be extracted, all volumes of the archive file must be present.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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