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What are WARC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WARC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WARC files.

What is a WARC file?

A .WARC file is a Web ARChive File Format file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open WARC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the WARC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WARC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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!

Last updated: November 9, 2012

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