Files with ear file extension can be mostly found as renamed JAR archives with special structure for application modules.

There is one other file type using
the EAR file extension!

empty icon.ear - Eyemail ETI Camcoder audio recording

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Software that open ear file

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EAR file extension - Java Enterprise application packaging unit

What is ear file? How to open ear files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Various data file type icon Various data file type

ear file icon: ear filetype icon

The ear file extension is related to Java Enterprise and used for application package units.

The ear is a standard JAR archive, with one or more entries representing the modules of the application, and a metadata directory called META-INF which contains one or more deployment descriptors.

The default software associated to open ear file:

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Oracle Corporation logoJava  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Help how to open:

Programs that can access or work with JAR files can also work with EAR archives.

How to convert:

It might be possible that programs meant for JAR conversion also support EAR format.

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

Software that open ear file - Java Enterprise application packaging unit

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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