W02 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a W02 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .W02 files.

What is a W02 file?

Files that contain .w02 file extension are normally used by a variety of file archiving and compression applications when the application is used to create a split archive file.

When an archive utility program is used to combine a large batch of files into a single archive file, the archive can then be split into multiple volumes. This makes it easier for the user to transmit the files over the Web or to save the archive to multiple computer disks.

When an archive file is split, each volume of the archive is given its own file extension, such as .w00, .w01, .w02, etc.

The .w02 file suffix extension is normally given to the third volume of the split archive file.

How to open W02 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 W02 for different purposes.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension W02

While we know of one file format using the .W02 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 .W02 file.