ARJ File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ARJ file?

An .ARJ file is an ARJ compressed archive file. Files with file extension ARJ are compressed archive files, similar to ZIP files.

ARJ is short for "Archive by Robert Jung", with Robert Jung being the inventor of the compression algorithm and ARJ file format.

ARJ files were popular in the 1990s, but have later been replaced by file types with more effective compression levels like ZIP, RAR, and 7Z.

How to open ARJ 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 ARJ for different purposes. We have identified 3 ARJ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of ARJ file.

Programs that open these files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
WinRARWinRARVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension ARJ

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
DoxillionDoxillionUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
PeaZipPeaZipUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Hamster Lite ArchiverHamster Lite ArchiverUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ARJ-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 ARJ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!