There are 9 other file types using
the ARC file extension!

empty icon.arc - ARC lossless data compression and archive format [common]

empty icon.arc - Cabela's African Safari game data

empty icon.arc - I-DEAS archive

empty icon.arc - Accelrys/MSI Biosym/Insight II CAR chemistry data

arc icon.arc - Nokia backup archive

arc icon.arc - Norton backup archive

empty icon.arc - Nintendo archive

arc icon.arc - Orgadata LogiKal file

empty icon.arc - Avalanche Studios game archive

ARC file extension - FreeArc compressed archive

What is arc file? How to open arc files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The arc file extension is also used by FreeArc, a file archiver made by Bulat Ziganshin.

The program uses the same extension for its default archive as the old ARC format, however it is completely different format.

The default software associated to open arc file:

FreeArc icon

FreeArc  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Bulat Ziganshin

FreeArc is a multi-platform archiving application with GUI as well as with console commands. Main advantage of FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.

Help how to open:

It seems this archive format can only be handled by FreeArc.

How to convert:

You can repack this type of .arc archives to other formats, including ZIP, RAR or 7-zip. This can only be done using FreeArc.

Find converter to arc file type:

7z to arc

ark to arc

cab to arc

ize to arc

pea to arc

zip to arc

List of software applications associated to the .arc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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'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 arc files.

Software that open arc file - FreeArc compressed archive

Programs supporting the exension arc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about FreeArc for open arc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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