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?

The AR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the AR file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 4 different uses of the AR extension, which you can read more about below.

ACCAreader document

Through our analysis of AR files, we know that one use of the format is ACCAreader document. 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

AIX Small indexed archive (AIX prior to v4.3)

Through our analysis of AR files, we know that one use of the format is AIX Small indexed archive (AIX prior to v4.3). 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

ar archive

Through our analysis of AR files, we know that one use of the format is ar 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix AR files

These apps are known to open certain types of AR files. Since many different programs may use AR files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific AR file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
B1 Free ArchiverB1 Free ArchiverUser submitted
HiPlayerHiPlayerUser submitted
ExplzhExplzhUser submitted
XZipXZipUser submitted
ACCAreaderACCAreaderUser submitted
Cobalt ShareCobalt ShareUser submitted
TimeTimeUser submitted
CobaltCobaltUser submitted
XenonXenonUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with AR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with AR-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!