ARN File

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

What is an ARN file?

An .ARN file is a CD Autorun Creator package file. .arn files are package files used by the CD Autorun Creator. CD Autorun Creator is software that allows you to create auto-play CDs or DVDs. Auto-play CDs or DVDs provide users with easy access to content by opening a dialogue box. When inserted into the computer's CD/DVD drive, the dialogue box displays several options the user can choose for the computer to do.

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

What else are .ARN files used for?

While CD Autorun Creator package is a popular type of ARN-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ARN extension.

The ARN 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 ARN opener may not be able to open all kinds of ARN files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ARN viewer.

Sysinternals Autoruns data

Through our analysis of ARN files, we know that one use of the format is Sysinternals Autoruns data. 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 yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Various ARN file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of ARN files. Remember, different programs may use ARN 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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ARN-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 ARN-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!