Files with asar extension are archives related to the Electron development environment.

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ASAR file extension - Electron ASAR archive

What is asar file? How to open asar files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension asar is probably best known for its use in Electron, an integrated development software for Microsoft Windows operating system.

It was specifically designed by GitHub for the Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) framework to reduce the number of file requests and to prevent issues with filesystems that have a large number of files.

A typical .asar file is a data container for other data files used by Electron.

By default is called: foo.asar

ASAR is a simple extensive archive format, similar to tar format.

Updated: November 16, 2023

The default software associated to open asar file:

Electron  Microsoft Windows software

Electron allows users to create cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Help how to open:

Use Electron for working with its .asar archives.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is most likely not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .asar 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 asar file, edit asar file, convert asar file, view asar file, play asar 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 asar files.

Programs that can create asar file - Electron ASAR archive

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

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