R02 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a R02 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .R02 files.

What is a R02 file?

Files that contain the .r02 file extension hold a single volume of a split archive file. When a file archiving application is used to compress a batch of files, the archive file can be split into smaller volumes in order to make it easier to transmit the file archive over the Web.

The volumes that are created from the split archive are each given their own file extension, from .r00 to .r99. The .r02 file extension is given to the third volume of the split archive file. In order to extract the contents from the file archive, all volumes of the archive must be present.

How to open R02 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 R02 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different R02 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension R02

While we know of one file format using the .R02 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 .R02 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of R02 files. Remember, different programs may use R02 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ApplicationAny Video Converter ApplicationUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with R02-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 R02-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!