R04 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a R04 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .R04 files.

What is a R04 file?

The .r04 file extension is created when a single archive file is split into separate archive volumes. File archiving software can be used to combine a large batch of files into a single archive folder. This file archive can then be split into separate volumes, making it easier to distribute the files over the Web or save the archive across multiple computer disks. The volumes of the archive are each given their own extension, such as .r01, r02, .r03, etc. The .r04 file extension is assigned to a single volume of the split file archive.

How to open R04 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 R04 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different R04 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension R04

While we know of one file format using the .R04 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 .R04 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of R04 files. Remember, different programs may use R04 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
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with R04-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 R04-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!