Files with war file extension are used by Java web archive format.

There are 2 other file types using
the WAR file extension!

war file icon.war - Archived Konqueror HTML page file

war file icon.war - Warcraft game file

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WAR file extension - Java web archive

What is war file? How to open war files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

war file icon: war filetype icon

The war file extension is related Java. A war file assists the Java server administrator in deploying a server-based application.

It has the same format as a JAR file but has an additional manifest which instructs the application server how to map a particular URL to an application and which servlet class to run.

When a war file is placed in the server's root folder, it is automatically extracted and prepared for use.

The default software associated to war file type:

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Oracle Corporation logo Java  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 WAR files:

Use any compression tool to view content of *.war files.

How to convert file with extension WAR:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert archives and compressed files

List of software applications associated to the .war file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open war file, edit war file, convert war file, view war file, play war file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 of the war files.

  • Open war file
  • View war file
  • Extract war file
  • Others war file

Software that open war file - Java web archive

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open war file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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