There are 8 other file types using
the PAR file extension!

par file icon.par - Solid Edge part CAD file

par file icon.par - FMS flight characteristics file

par file icon.par - SAP Enterprise portal component

par file icon.par - Parity volume file

par file icon.par - Script particles file

par file icon.par - Dedicated Micros DVR recording

par file icon.par - Parameter file

par file icon.par - Origin Client file

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PAR file extension - Windows 3.x swap file

What is par file? How to open par files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

par file icon: par filetype icon

The par file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.x operating systems. The .par file stores swap a data file that stored temporary data from main memory.


The default software associated to par file type:

Microsoft Windows 3.x icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 3.x  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows 3.X is a popular operating system used in early 90s with graphical user interface and multitasking. The first version (3.0) was released in 1990 and last version (3.11 for Workgroups) in 1993. Windows 3.X is not independent operating system like Windows NT core based systems, but it need pre-installed MS-DOS system to run. It was the first version of Windows that uses virtual device drivers (VXD) and virtual memory features. In 1995 was replaced by Windows 95.

Help how to open PAR files:

You cannot access these files directly. Unless you are still using old Windows, you can safely delete this file type.

How to convert file with extension PAR:

This file type is not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .par file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open par file, edit par file, convert par file, view par file, play par file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others par file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with par file - Windows 3.x swap file

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows 3.x. Microsoft Windows 3.x uses par file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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