There are 9 other file types using
the ARC file extension!
.arc - Cabela's African Safari data file
.arc - I-DEAS archive
.arc - Accelrys/MSI Biosym/Insight II CAR chemistry file
.arc - Nokia backup archive
.arc - Norton backup archive
.arc - Nintendo archive
.arc - Orgadata LogiKal file
.arc - FreeArc compressed archive
.arc - Avalanche Studios game archive
ARC file extension - ARC lossless data compression and archive format
What is arc file? How to open arc files?
File type specification:
File extension arc is mainly related to ARC, a lossless data compression and archival format created by System Enhancement Associated (SAE).
It was very popular format during the early days of networked Bulletin Board System (BBS).
The ARC format made obsolete the use of combinations of the SQ program to compress files and the LU program to create the LBR archives by combining the functions of both compression and archiving into single program.
It is likely that many programs used this format to pack their files, either for backup or file archiving purpose.
Note: There is a program called FreeArc that also uses arc extension for its archives. It is a different format.
The default software associated to arc file type:
Company or developer:
IZArc is free compression utility for Microsoft Windows. IZArc supports variety of archive formats such as 7-zip, ARJ, ZIP, RAR, CAB, ACE, PAK etc. Also supports popular CD/DVD images such as ISO, BIN, NRG, IMG, MDF etc. IZArc also can convert archives and CD/DVD images. IZARC can repair damaged archives, creates self-extract archivers. IZArc is translate to many languages.
List of software applications associated to the .arc 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 arc file, edit arc file, convert arc file, view arc file, play arc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the arc files.
- Open arc file
- Convert arc file
- Create arc file
- Extract arc file