XAR File

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

What is an XAR file?

An .XAR file is an XAR Archive file.

How to open XAR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension XAR for different purposes. We have identified 3 XAR openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of XAR file.

Programs that open XAR files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

What else are .XAR files used for?

While XAR Archive is a popular type of XAR-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .XAR extension.

The XAR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an XAR opener may not be able to open all kinds of XAR files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited XAR viewer.

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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!

Various XAR file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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Hamster Lite ArchiverHamster Lite ArchiverUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
UnzipLiteUnzipLiteUser submitted
Hamster Free ArchiverHamster Free ArchiverUser submitted
Hamster Free ZIP ArchiverHamster Free ZIP ArchiverUser submitted
Free Zip OpenerFree Zip OpenerUser submitted
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TwidoSuiteTwidoSuiteUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XAR-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 XAR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!