There are 8 other file types using
the PAR file extension!

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empty icon.par - FMS flight characteristics

empty icon.par - SAP Enterprise portal component

empty icon.par - Parity volume file

empty icon.par - Script particles file

empty icon.par - Dedicated Micros DVR recording

empty icon.par - Parameter file

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PAR file extension - Origin Client file

What is par file? How to open par files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

Files with par file extension are associated with the Origin Client, a computer game management software and game purchasing service, developed by Electronic Arts.

The par file is about 1kb size and stores some kind of information about installed computer game.

Example: nameofgame.par


The default software associated to open par file:

Origin Client icon

Electronic Arts, Inc. logoOrigin Client  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Electronic Arts, Inc.

Origin Client is utility used to buy, download and manage digital video game copies from EA Origin store.

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 .par 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 software applications associated to the .par 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 par file, edit par file, convert par file, view par file, play par 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 par files.

Programs that can create par file - Origin Client file

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

Microsoft Windows:

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