Having problems opening a CAR file?

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Opening CAR files

Did your computer fail to open a CAR file? We explain what CAR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CAR files.

What is a CAR file?

CAR stands for Component Application Resource. The CAR files contain information about the assets that are available for a software application being run on the Brew Mobile Platform. This platform is used to operate applications on a variety of mobile phones. The CAR files are compiled into a binary BAR file. This file is automatically loaded when the application is run.

The .car file extension is also used for AtHome Assistant files, Biosym chemical modeler input files, NeoBook Cartoon image format files, CAR Archive compressed archive files, CardMaker card files, Carnivores Ice Age resource files, Design-Your-CD data files and Railroad Tycoon 3 car properties files.

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About File Extension CAR

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If you have additional information about the CAR file format or software that uses files with the CAR suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.