The .par3 file extension is related to the PAR3 recovery volume file format used by Parchive: Parity Archive Volume Set.

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PAR3 file - PAR3 recovery volume file

What is par3 file? How to open par3 files?

File type specification:

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The PAR3 file extension is associated with the Parchive: Parity Archive Volume Set an utility that performs checksum verification, and can also repair corrupted or missing data. The .par3 file stores PAR3 recovery volume.

The default software associated to par3 file type: logoParchive  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

The original idea behind Parchive project was to provide a tool to apply the data-recovery capability concepts of RAID-like systems to the posting and recovery of multi-part archives on Usenet.

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 .par3 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 .par3 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 par3 file, edit par3 file, convert par3 file, view par3 file, play par3 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 par3 files.

  • Create par3 file
  • Recover par3 file

Programs that can create par3 file - PAR3 recovery volume file

Programs supporting the exension par3 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Parchive for create par3 file action.

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