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the PAR file extension!

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PAR file extension - Parity volume data

What is par file? How to open par files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Files with par file extension are used by QuickPar, a data verification and data repair tool for Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by QuickPar.

The par file stored data called parity volumes. Information from par files are used for recovery operations with QucikPar tool.

The default software associated to open par file:

QuickPar icon

QuickPar  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Peter B. Clements

QuickPar is a free utility for creating Parity Volumes (PAR version 2.0 and PAR2) using the Reed Solomon algorithm and for verifying and repairing files that are corrupt or disnamed. Creating PAR2 files, it can create split versions of the source files, split into sizes (exact multiples of the block size).

Help how to open:

Use QuickPar to work with *.par files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

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.

Software that open par file - Parity volume data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with par file by default:
QuickPar small icon QuickPar
Other suggested software:

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