BAR File Type

- The quick facts

What are BAR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BAR 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 a BAR file?

BAR files have multiple uses, and Blackberry Playbook Program is one of them.

Blackberry Playbook Program

The .bar file extension is mainly used on files for the BlackBerry Operating System (BB OS) 10. These files contain application installation packages.

QNX Momentics Tool Suite is an all-inclusive, eclipse-based development environment you can use to create these BAR application files.

How to open BAR files

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

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

Last updated: June 23, 2022

More file formats using the BAR extension

Through our research of BAR files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Total Commander Button Bar Configuration

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

DDPBDDPBUser submitted
EBarcodeEBarcodeUser submitted
ActiveBarcode Trial-VersionActiveBarcode Trial-VersionUser submitted
ActiveBarcode ApplicationActiveBarcode ApplicationUser submitted
AkelPadAkelPadUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
Professional BartenderProfessional BartenderUser submitted
Orchard Software LabelPrinterOrchard Software LabelPrinterUser submitted
Barcode Label Maker DeluxeBarcode Label Maker DeluxeUser submitted
CometCometUser submitted

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