A bar file extension is related to the Unix BAR compressed file archive format.

There are 5 other file types using
the BAR file extension!

empty icon.bar - BlackBerry OS 10 application installation package [common]

empty icon.bar - dBASE Application Generator horizontal bar menu object file

empty icon.bar - Brew MP binary application resource file

empty icon.bar - Age of Empires / Age of Mythology game file

empty icon.bar - Total Commander button bar settings

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BAR file - Unix BAR compressed file archive

What is bar file? How to open bar files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The bar file extension is used for file archives used in Unix operation systems.

The bar file stores compressed file archive.

Most likely some old format without support. No further information could be found.

This bar file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: June 23, 2018

The default software associated to bar file type:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .bar file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bar 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 bar file, edit bar file, convert bar file, view bar file, play bar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others bar file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bar file - Unix BAR compressed file archive

Click on the software link for more information about Unix. Unix uses bar 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.).

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