ARF File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ARF file?

ARF stands for Advanced Recording File. Files with the .arf extension are most commonly used by the WebEx online meeting software. The ARF files contain recordings of the online meetings conducted with the WebEx application and include meeting video data, a table of contents, attendee list and other meeting information. These files can be downloaded from the WebEx website.

The .arf fie extension is also used for Automatic Response files, ARF image format files, Active Tutor data files, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) resource files, Flexible image transport system bitmap files and Packmania 2 game archive files.

How to open ARF 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 ARF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension ARF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

NBR Player Execute ModuleNBR Player Execute ModuleUser submitted
Active Tutor PlayerActive Tutor PlayerUser submitted
AcombaAcombaUser submitted
RAILYRAILYUser submitted
Anquet MapsAnquet MapsUser submitted
DataCADDataCADUser submitted
CADS Software Licence ManagerCADS Software Licence ManagerUser submitted
WebEx One-ClickWebEx One-ClickUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
DreamVision LayoutDreamVision LayoutUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ARF-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 ARF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!