The *.par2 file extension is related to the QuickPar and used for its data recovery volumes.

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PAR2 file - PAR2 recovery volume file

What is par2 file? How to open par2 files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The PAR2 file extension is related to QuickPar data recovery application for Microsoft Windows operating system used to create recovery parity volumes. The *.par2 file contains recovery volume created by QuickPar.

The default software associated to par2 file type:

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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 open *.par2 recovery volumes.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .par2 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 .par2 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 par2 file, edit par2 file, convert par2 file, view par2 file, play par2 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting par2 files.

  • Open par2 file
  • Create par2 file
  • Backup par2 file
  • Others par2 file

Software that open par2 file - PAR2 recovery volume file

Programs supporting the exension par2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about QuickPar for open par2 file action.

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