R05 File Type

- The quick facts

What are R05 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a R05 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 R05 file?

The .r05 file extension is most commonly associated with split file archives. When a compression and archiving utility, such as WinRAR, is used to compress a batch of files into a single file archive, the resulting archive can be split into smaller volumes. This makes it easier to share the files over the Web and to save the archive across multiple computer disks. Each volume of the split archive is given its own extension in sequence, such as .r01, .r02, .r03, etc. The .r05 file extension is normally given to the fifth volume of the split file archive.

The .r05 file extension is also used for Norton Ghost files.

How to open R05 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the R05 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your R05 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 R05 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 5, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension R05

While we know of one file format using the .R05 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 .R05 file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of R05 files. Remember, different programs may use R05 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