How to open AR files
Did your computer fail to open an AR file? We explain what AR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is an AR file?
We know of 4 different uses of the AR file type, one of them being ACCAreader Document. Read the details below.
The AR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an AR opener may not be able to open all kinds of AR files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited AR viewer.
A .ar file is a file created using the ACCAreader application. The ACCAreader is software that can read, print, and convert ACCA files. ACCA is an Italian company developing architecture, construction, and engineering software.
ACCAreader reads ACCA files that have a unique character encoding. Character encoding refers to the characters and values inside the document.
AIX Small indexed archive (AIX prior to v4.3)
A .ar file is commonly used in the AIX operating system and other Unix variants. This exact type of AR file is for AIX versions to v4.3.
.ar files are archive files, which means it contains multiple files combined into one single file. Usually, these specific archive files contain compiled program parts from multiple source code files, which together form a library that can be linked into a program.
A .ar file is an archive file of the archiver or ar, a kind of utility software running in Unix. A utility software like the ar combines several files into one single file, called the archive file. Archive files are often created to save storage space or ease the distribution of files. However, this particular type of archive file normally contains multiple compiled source code files (object files). It forms a static library, which programmers can link into their programs to add features.
PR archiving tool archive
Through our analysis of AR files, we know that one use of the format is PR archiving tool archive. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.
AR file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of AR files. Remember, different programs may use AR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.