How to open XAR files
Did your computer fail to open a XAR file? We explain what XAR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a XAR file?
We know of 2 different uses of the XAR file type, one of them being XAR Archive. Read the details below.
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 a 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.
Files with file extension XAR are archives created in eXtensible ARchive format, a format invented by Apple and used in Mac OS when installing software and Safari browser extensions.
XAR is an archive format, meaning a single XAR file can contain multiple files. It is different from most other archive formats as it makes it possible for individual files to use different compression schemes optimized for each type of file.
Software that will open, convert or fix these specific XAR files
Xara vector drawing
The Xar file format is an open vector graphic format, resulting in tiny files compared to other vector formats. It is the native graphics format for the Xara X application and its predecessor CorelXARA.
XAR predates more recent formats such as SVG but still results in more compact files.
The XAR file format is an open standard: XAR specification
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.