ARE File

What are ARE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ARE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ARE file?

An .ARE file is an Infinity Engine Area file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open ARE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ARE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ARE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single ARE opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 19, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ARE files. Remember, different programs may use ARE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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